SAVE THE DATE: Oct. 12th, 2019 18th Annual Evening of Aloha Gala Dinner

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Evening of Aloha

Saturday, October 12th, 2019
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites
California Ballroom
404 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA

Contact: Call 310-328-0907 or email

Thank you to all of our supporters, sponsors, veterans and their families for a successful Evening of Aloha!


OKAGE SAMA DE: Because of You, I Am
This popular Japanese saying conveys our gratitude to our Nisei veterans. This year is the 75th anniversary of the 100th Infantry Battalion's first battle as well as the formation of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. It is also the 30th anniversary of the passage of H.R. 442, the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, a landmark bill that provided an unprecedented apology and reparations to Japanese Americans for their unjust incarceration during World War II. The sacrifices of our WWII veterans were critical to the successful passage of the bill. Our veterans are the heart and the foundation of the community and because of them, we are who we are today.

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Schedule of Events

4:30pm - Reception and Silent Auction
6:00pm - Live Auction, Fine Dining, Program

Event Info

Master of Ceremonies:

David Ono, ABC 7 Eyewitness News

Entertainment by:

Lauren Kinkade, Musical Director

  • U.S. Senator Spark Masayuki Matsunaga (posthumously)
  • With recognition to Bruce Kato and James G. Wellbaum

Celebrity Chefs:
  • Chef Roy Yamaguchi, Founder and Owner, Roy's Restaurants Worldwide
  • Chef Akira Hirose, Owner of Maison Akira
  • Chef Jeremy Choo, King's Hawaiian Bakery & Restaurant
From Left to Right: Roy Yamaguchi, Akira Hirose, and Jeremy Choo

Dinner Co-Chairs:
  • Terry Hara, LAPD Deputy Chief, Retired
  • Akiko Maloney, Pharm. D., Clinical Pharmacist, Keck Hospital of USC
  • Nancy Okubo, Vice President & Segment Manager, MUFG Union Bank
Terry Hara
Akiko Maloney
Nancy Okubo

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