JCCH Honors Five At 2016 Gala
From left: JCCH Board chair Brennon Morioka; honoree Michael “Jocco” Phillips (with “Hawaii Five-O”); honoree Dr. Fujio Matsuda, representing the Committee to Save the Center; honoree Wallace Teramoto; Consul General of Japan Yasushi Misawa; honoree Arnold Hiura; Gov. David Ige; honoree Jeff Downer (with “Hawaii Five-O”); Mayor Kirk Caldwell; honoree Dr. Mark Mugiishi; honoree Dennis Chun (with “Hawaii Five-O”) and JCCH president/executive director Carole Hayashino.
The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i honored five individuals and groups at its “Sharing the Spirit of Aloha” annual gala in the Coral Ballroom of the Hilton Hawaiian Village on June 25. Kenny Endo and the Taiko Center of the Pacific opened the program, which was emceed by Hawaii News Now anchor Steve Uyehara and former Bay Area news anchor Jan Yanehiro.
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