The Japanese Women’s Society Foundation held its annual general membership meeting and luncheon on July 29 at the Waialae Country Club.

President Cathy Iwai said she enjoyed representing JWSF at so many events during the past year. The various events afforded Iwai and all of the members who participated in them an opportunity to learn more about their heritage, Japanese culture and the community. For Iwai, one of the highlights was June’s Gannenmono 150th anniversary commemoration and the opportunity to meet Prince and Princess Akishino at a reception hosted by Gov. David Ige and first lady Dawn Amano-Ige at Washington Place.

Iwai recognized members Melanie Takahashi and Amy Young for their work in promoting JWSF’s cultural cookbook.

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