PAST JASH GALA HONOREES

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  • 1993 - Ann Richards, Governor of Texas
  • 1994 - Eckhard PfeifferPresident & CEO of Compaq Computer Corporation
  • 1996 - The Honorable Hisashi Owada, Japanese Ambassador to the U.S.
  • 1998 - President George H.W. Bush
  • 2003 - Toshiaki "Tag" Taguchi, President & CEO of Toyota Motor North America
  • 2005 - The Honorable Bill White, Mayor of Houston
  • 2006 - J. Thomas Schieffer, U.S. Ambassador to Japan
  • 2008 - Naoko Shirane, Senior Trade and Foreign Investment Representative of the Japan-Texas Office in Tokyo, Keiji Tagawa, Fashion DesignerYoshio Taniguchi, Architect, and Naoko Yamazaki, JAXA Astronaut
  • 2010 - Dr. Toshiko Satake, Chairperson and CEO of Satake Corporation, and Jeffrey Smisek, Chairman, President & CEO of Continental Airlines
  • 2012 - Nancy Allen, Philanthropist, Cornelia Long, Philanthropist, and Shingo Ueno, Senior Vice President of Sumitomo Corporation of America and General Manager of Sumitomo Corporation's Tubular Products Group
  • 2013 - J. Thomas Schieffer, U.S. Ambassador to Japan, and Minoru Makihara, Senior Corporate Advisor of Mitsubishi Corporation
  • 2014 - A.R. Sanchez, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Sanchez Oil & Gas Corporation, and Congressman Joaquin Castro, Co-Chair of the First Bipartisan U.S.-Japan Congressional Caucus
  • 2015 - Edward M. Emmett, Harris County Judge, and Hideki Kunugi, Senior VP, The Americas, All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.
  • 2016 - Ritsuko Komaki, M.D., Professor of Radiation Oncology of U.T. MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Hitachi, Ltd.