2016 Elgin Heinz Outstanding Teacher Award Ceremony of the United States-Japan Foundation

On Friday, November 4, Deputy Consul General Nagayoshi attended the 2016 Elgin Heinz Outstanding Teacher Award Ceremony of the United States-Japan Foundation which recognizes exceptional teachers who further mutual understanding between Americans and Japanese. Mr. Koichi Sano, a teacher of Japanese Language at Abraham Lincoln High School, received this year’s award. The ceremony was attended by many of Mr. Sano’s current and former students who celebrated this great accomplishment with him.

Deputy Consul General Nagayoshi offering congratulatory remarks to Mr. Sano.

Mr. Sano offering some remarks as the award recipient.

Mr. Janes, Director of Foundation Grants and Assistant to the President, US-Japan Foundation, presenting the award to Mr. Sano.

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