This year the Japan Society of Northern California (JSNC) is celebrating its 110th Anniversary. It all began with a San Mateo attorney Henry Pike Bowie, Stanford University president David Starr Jordan, and San Francisco Consul Kisaburo Ueno, who founded the Japan Society on October 7, 1905 to spread knowledge about Japan and promote U.S.-Japan cooperation.
On October 17, 2015, JSNC will hold our 110th Anniversary “Award of Honor Gala” & Concert in San Francisco, California. This year, JSNC plans to recognize two exceptional global business leaders with the Award of Honor: Mr. Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO of Salesforce and Mr. Haruo Murase, Chairman of Canon Marketing Japan Inc. This award is our Society’s way of recognizing the tremendous personal achievements of our honorees in the service of this most important of bilateral relationships, and the very special relationship between Japan and the U.S., and especially the state of California. We will also be featuring a performance with world renowned pianist and composer Nobuyuki Tsujii, winner of the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
Chairman & CEO
Gold Medal Winner
Nobuyuki Tsujii Piano Concert | 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Award of Honor Gala
Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dinner, Live Auction & Awards Presentation | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm