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Historic Anniversary Gala 2024 - Individual Seat Registration

  • 16 Apr 2024
  • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Fairmont Copley Plaza


Historic Anniversary Gala 2024

Fairmont Copley Plaza

Boston, MA

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Reception: 6:00 PM EDT

Dinner: 6:30 PM EDT

(Registration starts at 5:30 PM)

Japan Society of Boston will be hosting the 2024 Historic Anniversary Gala to celebrate our 120th anniversary and the 65th anniversary of Boston-Kyoto Sister City partnership.

This year's auction is fully online and can be found here.

Our honorees will be:

Distinguished Global Citizenship: Takeda

Distinguished Professional and Cultural Achievement:

Masataka Hata, President of Shoyeido Incense Company

Ernest M. Higa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Higa Industries Co., Ltd. and Wendy's Japan

Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, Director Emeritus and Professor, Center for iPS Research and Application (CiRA), Kyoto University, President, CiRA Foundation

Next Generation Distinguished Cultural Achievement:

Keila Wakao, Violinist, 1st Prize Winner of the 2021 Menuhin Competition, and Senior at Walnut Hill School for the Arts

Thayer Award 2023:

Akemi Chayama, Manager, Japan Program Educator at the Boston Children's Museum

Special Performances by:

Kitanodai Gagaku Ensemble Performance

Rakugo Performance by Katsura Sunshine

Violinist Keila Wakao

For more information about our honorees, please visit this page.

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