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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!

2019 Evening of Aloha. Video courtesy of Tracy Kumono. NOTE: Video does not have audio.


Over 75 years ago, the first segregated Japanese American military unit was formed, beginning the opening chapter of the extraordinary American story of courage, patriotism, and sacrifice. Their story led to the founding of Go For Broke National Education Center in 1989 to educate and inspire new generations to embody the same spirit and values of the Nisei soldiers. As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, we pay homage to their exemplary service and look to the future to engage others across the country to create a more just nation as inspired by our Japanese American World War II soldiers.

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Get the group rate when you book accommodations through the website only. Limited number of rooms available.


  1. Click the "Book Hotel" button below. This will take you to the Westin Bonaventure website.
  2. Select Oct 12th check-in date. A menu will display labeled "Special Rates"
  3. Enter promo code K6Y in the Corporate/Promo/SET# field
  4. Choose your room and continue the checkout process

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Opportunity Draw

ENTER TO WIN A 2019 HONDA PILOT 2019 HONDA PILOT AWD EX-L with NAVI & RES (Rear Entertainament System)! Click the button below to download the order form or contact Andrew Stranahan at 310-222-5713 or email at

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Schedule of Events

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

Event Info

Keynote Speaker:

David Ono, ABC 7 Eyewitness News Anchor & Filmmaker

Entertainment featuring:

Paul Dateh, Musician

Goh Nakamura, Singer/Song-writer

G Yamazawa, National Poetry Slam Champion

  • Japanese American World War II Veterans

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

Dinner Co-Chairs:
Leslie K. Furukawa, Esq., Gomez & Furukawa
Gene S. Kanamori, President & CEO, Keiro

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