Recognition for Japanese Centenarians

In Japan, "Respect for the Aged Day" is observed in September every year. The Prime Minister of Japan presents a certificate and a commemorative gift to each centenarian, honoring his or her long years of service to the community. Centenarians who live abroad but still hold Japanese citizenship also qualifies to be honored in this annual event. Former Japanese nationals who naturalized to US citizens will receive a certificate from the Consul General of Japan in San Francisco.

If you are eligible or you know someone who is eligible and resides in our jurisdiction, please call or send e-mail to our office (Ms. Iwata) to provide the necessary information by Monday, May 15, 2023.


  1. Any Japanese or former Japanese national who was born between April 1, 1923 and March 31, 1924.
  2. Any Japanese or former Japanese national who was born before March 31, 1924 and has not yet been honored.

Required Information

  1. Centenarian’s Japanese name in kanji and katakana characters
  2. Sex
  3. Date of birth
  4. Registered domicile in Japan
  5. Present address
  6. Contact's name, email, fax number and telephone number

Contact Information

  1. Telephone number : 415-780-6000
    Ms. Iwata, ext. 6093
  2. E-mail:
  3. Telephone Inquiry: Monday to Friday except holidays, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., closed from noon to 1:00 p.m.

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