PAST JASH GALA HONOREES

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PAST JASH GALA HONOREES

 

·        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.

·        2018 – The Honorable Kenichiro and his wife Nobuko Sasae, former Japanese Ambassador to the United States and Marc Watts, CEO of The Friedking Group and Chair of the Greater Houston Partnership