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Suntory Whisky at the Annual General Members Meeting 2020

April 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Japan Society of Northern California is hosting a members-only gathering where you’ll have the opportunity to meet our board, staff, and other members while welcoming Toru Maeda, the new Consul General of Japan!

Shigeharu “Tommy” Tamaya is the luxury portfolio manager of Northern California Suntory Holdings. Mr. Tamaya will explain his responsibility in supporting Japanese restaurant chains while providing delectable samples of various Suntory Whisky.

Our Annual General Members Meeting is complimentary for all JSNC members. New and returning members are encouraged to register and attend! If you are not sure of your membership status, please ask our admin.

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Date & Time:
Monday April 20, 2020
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

5:30 – 6:00 pm: Registration & Networking
6:00 – 7:00 pm: Members Meeting
7:00 – 8:00 pm: Talk & Tasting

Morrison & Foerster, LLP
425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

*Members-only event
*No walk-ins




Shigeharu “Tommy” Tamaya
Luxury Portfolio Manager, Northern California, Beamsuntory

As the Luxury Portfolio Manager of Beamsuntory, Tommy Tamaya is now responsible for Premium Brands for influential Restaurants and Bars in NCA since 2018. Originally, he joined Suntory Japan in 2007 and worked for National Off Premise Chain Sales Division, where he focused on Beer and RTD* sales to the biggest chain store in Japan. After going through a training program in India, he became responsible for the export of Whisky and Spiritsbrands to countries such as India, Brazil, and Mexico. He then moved to the International Strategy Department, where he was involved in the M&A of Beam Inc (Jim Beam). *RTD: Ready to drink.


Venue generously provided by:

Whisky tasting generously provided by:


April 20
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Morrison & Foerster, LLP
425 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
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