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The Annual Meeting is JASGP’s yearly state-of-the-organization address and networking opportunity for members, supporters, and friends. The 2014 meeting was held on Wednesday, November 12 at 5:00 PM in the Mayor’s Meeting Room at City Hall.

In 2014 we celebrated 20 years of bringing Philadelphia and Japan closer together.

5:00 PM – Program & Awards
6:00 PM – Reception

In addition to being our 20th Anniversary party, this Annual Meeting also marked the unveiling of the second edition of Phila-Nipponica: an Historic Guide to Philadelphia & Japan. Our collection of essays on the historical connections between Japan and Philadelphia was been revised and expanded. Members got a sneak preview before it hit bookshelves in early 2015.

award reception

Cost to attend was $25 for JASGP members and $50 for non-members when purchased in advance online.

Special Guests

Michael NutterMichael Nutter
Mayor of Philadelphia
Manabu MiyakawaConsul Manabu Miyagawa
Consul General of Japan in New York



Business Partner Award

Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

Outstanding Contribution Award

Peter Benoliel
Patrick  Dailey
Fred Dedrick
William Eagleson
Felice Fischer
Agnes Kan
James J. Hargadon
Koichi Hata
Linda Toyo Obayashi
Roy Miyahara
Peter Sears
Louis Padulo
Timothy Weckesser
Jeffrey A. Sheehan
Hideyasu Steve Yanai
Quincy Williams

Cultural Ambassador Award

George Nakashima Woodworker, S.A.

Outstanding Volunteer Award

Linda H. Chance
Tetsuko Toda