National Merit Award

NAJC member organizations and supporting organizations may nominate individuals who have shown leadership and outstanding contributions in the service of their local community, for recognition at the NAJC AGM.

NAJC National Award Recipients

For leadership at local and national level

2013: Mary & Tosh Kitagawa

2010: Ann Sunahara (exception made)

2009: Keiko Miki

2007: Tony Tamayose

2005: Jesse Nishihata

2003: Gordon Hirabayashi

2001: Joy Kogawa

1999: Henry Shimizu

1997: Roy Inouye

1995: Audrey Kobayashi

1993: Harold Hirose

1991: Roger Obata

1989: Art Miki


NAJC National Merit Award Recipients

Awarded by local associations for work at local level  (partial listing)

Jim Hiroshi Tomimoto

Kay Keiko Kuwahara

Kimoto Mary

Anne Nakamura

Marianne Natsuhara

Roy Natsuhara

Jim Nishiyama

Kay Robson

John Shimizu

Ed Yamamoto

Chikara Koyanagi

Fumi Fujiwara

Kathryn Honda

Nobu Ellis, Winnipeg

Dan Namba, Winnipeg

Sakaye “Sockeye” Hashimoto

Gayle Swanson

Kiyoko ‘Kay’ Takahara

Tadashi ‘Tad’ Mori

Richard Oikawa

Joe Minten