Notice of Cancellation by Japan American Society of Greater Philadelphia of the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival

The Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia is closely monitoring the coronavirus situation. We take this threat seriously and are taking proactive steps to ensure the health and safety of our staff, visitors, and attendees.

In keeping with the CDC’s and the City of Philadelphia’s guidelines for public gatherings, we have decided to cancel our 2020 Annual Meeting as a measure of caution. We are sorry to disappoint the attendees, but we take our responsibility for protecting our public very seriously. We hope you will be able to celebrate with us at next year’s Annual Meeting.

In light of this cancellation, we will provide refunds to all registrants by request. However, we ask you to consider allowing us to use your fee as a donation to JASGP in support of our programs and activities. Our staff works year round to produce the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival, manage Shofuso, and host many other programs and your contribution will ensure this work can continue uninterrupted.

2020 Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting is the yearly business event where JASGP presents the state of the organization based on the previous year’s activities and presents the vision for the upcoming year. Awards are given to stakeholders for Excellence in Arts, Business, Culture, and Volunteering. A networking reception for all guests and awardees follows the main program. Dress is business attire.

Thursday, March 19, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Philadelphia City Hall (1400 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia PA) – Mayor’s Reception Room and Conversation Hall

Schedule Of Events:

4:30 PM – Registration opens
5:00 PM – Program begins
6:00 PM – Networking reception begins
7:00 PM – Evening concludes


City Representative, City of Philadelphia: Sheila Hess
Honorary Consul-General of Japan in Philadelphia and JASGP Board Co-Chair: Dennis Morikawa
Deputy Consul-General of Japan in New York: Kenju Murakami
Co-Director Raymond Farm Center: Charlotte Raymond
JASGP Executive Director: Kim Andrews

2020 Awardees:

Excellence in Arts: Helen Moss
Excellence in Business: Morihata International Ltd. Co.
Excellence in Culture: Madame Saito
Excellence in Volunteering: Frank Chance

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