Nikkei Place Legacy Gala

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Nikkei Place Legacy Gala

An evening to reconnect, rediscover & honour

Join us on Saturday, October 22, 2022
5:00pm  |  Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre
Semi-Formal

Our gala event returns after a 2-year hiatus, jointly hosted by Nikkei Place Foundation + Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre. Join us to reconnect, rediscover and honour the legacies of our seasoned and youth leaders for their selfless contributions towards a strong and inclusive Canada.

Hosts of the Evening

Actors Hiro Kanagawa and Jennifer Spence join us as this year's co-emcees!

Hiro Kanagawa

Co-Emcee
Hiro Kanagawa is a Vancouver-based actor and writer. He is perhaps best-known for his guest appearances and recurring roles on popular television and streaming series such as The Good Doctor, Altered Carbon, The X-Files, iZombie, The Man in the High Castle and many more. He is also a sought-after script doctor and consultant and was story editor on several critically-acclaimed Canadian television series: Da Vinci’s Inquest, Da Vinci’s City Hall, Intelligence and Blackstone.

Jennifer Spence

Co-Emcee
Jennifer Spence is a multiple award-winning actor known for her regular roles on BBC Studio’s Traces, Netflix’s Travelers and Audience Network’s You Me Her. She has always been a passionate storyteller and is excited to be further diversifying into the additional roles of writer and producer.

Award Recipients

We humbly recognize the following recipients this year:

Robert T. Banno

2022 Thomas Shoyama Lifetime Achievement Award
Posthumous Award Recipient

Raymond Moriyama

2020 Thomas Shoyama Lifetime Achievement Award

Suki Takagi

2020 Nikkei Community & Business Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award

Susanne Tabata

2022 Outstanding Community Service Award

Paul Kariya

2022 Outstanding Community Service Award

Yoshi Hashimoto

2022 Outstanding Community Service Award

Kenji Yamamoto

2021-2022 Nikkei Youth Athletics Bursary

Max Hashimoto

2021-2022 Nikkei Youth Athletics Bursary