2019 Annual Gala Dinner
Celebrating 60 Years of Boston and Kyoto: A legacy of Friendship, Culture, and Peace
April 26, 2019 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM
InterContinental Boston, 510 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02210
VIP Table Sponsorships are also available.
On April 26, 2019, we will honor the following distinguished honorees:
Daisaku Kadokawa, Mayor of Kyoto City
Tasuku Honjo, Nobel Laureate and Professor, Kyoto University *
John A. Shane, Venture Investor, Corporate Officer and Director
Daiko Matsuyama, Deputy Head Priest of Taizo-In Temple
Our Event Chairs this year are:
Joi Ito, Director of the MIT Media Lab
Kiyoko Morita, Chairman of the Boston-Kyoto 60th Anniversary Committee
*We have been notified that Professor Tasuku Honjo is not able to travel to Boston to attend the Annual Gala Dinner in person. Professor Honjo will accept the award with a recorded message.
Each year, the Annual Dinner of The Japan Society of Boston celebrates the organization's role as a bridge between the people of Japan and America. The Dinner provides an opportunity to support the diverse activities of the Japan Society of Boston. The Society carefully selects individuals to honor who have made outstanding contributions to the greater good in both the US and Japan: business and cultural leaders as well as internationally celebrated artists and performers.
In addition to our honored guests, The Annual Gala features fine cuisine, world-class music, and a silent auction with specialty items donated to support our mission: to connect Boston and Japan in friendship for the greater good.