2019 Autumn Conferment of Decorations
On November 3, 2019 (Japan Time), the Government of Japan announced the recipients of the 2019 Autumn Conferment of Japanese Decorations. Among the 136 foreign recipients, Ms. Sandy Mori, who resides within the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco’s jurisdiction, has been recognized. Ms. Mori will receive the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays.
|Name (Age):||Sandy Ouye Mori (77)|
|Decoration:||Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays|
||Contributed to improving the welfare of Japanese Americans in the United States and promoting mutual understanding between the United States and Japan|
||Co-Founder of Kimochi Inc.
President of Board of Directors,
Japantown Task Force, Inc.
|Address:||San Francisco, California (U.S.A.)|
Summary of Contributions
In 1971, Ms. Mori cofounded Kimochi, Inc., which provides various services for senior Japanese Americans in Northern California. Services include Kimochi Home, Kimochi Senior Center, Kimochi Lounge, and social services and family caregiver programs. Ms. Mori serves as President of the Board of Directors of Japantown Task Force, Inc. This organization contributes to the preservation of San Francisco’s Japantown, which has more than 110 years of history since it was built in 1906 and is among the only three remaining Japantowns in the United States.