Tomodachi Luncheon

About the Tomodachi Luncheon

Tomodachi means friend in Japanese, and with that spirit, the JCCCW hosts an annual luncheon which brings together new and existing members of the community to help support and secure the existence of the Cultural Center and its programs. This is a community fundraising event which honors the contributions of individuals or groups who have promoted and celebrated Japanese or Japanese American culture and heritage. The event also honors individuals or groups who have worked to strengthen cultural ties between the United States and Japan.

The Tomodachi Luncheon features entertainment, speeches from community leaders and celebrities, the presentation of the Tomodachi Award, and of course, a speech from the honoree(s) themselves. The Tomodachi Luncheon attracts business leaders, politicians and other community members who all come together to help financially support the efforts of JCCCW. 


The Tomodachi Luncheon 2017 is set for 

Friday, March 31, 2017!

2017 Tomodachi Luncheon Honorees:

The Moriguchi Family

Tomio, Tomoko & Denise Moriguchi

11:30 – 1:30 pm, Friday, March 31, 2017

Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center

The fundraiser will begin with guest check-in at 11:30 am on Friday, March 31st, 2017 at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion.  Parking is available on the street or in a number of parking garages in the area.  The closest parking garage is located on Thomas Street and Warren Avenue.  Passenger drop off is at Thomas Street and 2nd Avenue.

Thank you to our generous confirmed sponsors to date:

Gold Sponsors: Gobo Enterprises

Silver Sponsors: The Boeing Company, Comcast

Bronze Sponsors: CenturyLink, Japanese Community Service, Nintendo of America,  Jeffery & Sachie Nitta, Nintendo of America, Union Bank, Frank & Penny Fukui – Woodburn Company

Special Friends:  Asian Counseling & Referral Service, Bellevue Children’s Academy, Larry & Lori Matsukawa Blackstock,  Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle, Lynn Hashimoto, King 5, Seattle Mariners, James & Yumi Spahn, Terada Family

Raffle Sponsor:  All Nippon Airways – must be present to win! Only 200 raffle tickets will be sold.

**Please kindly respond by Friday, March 17th, 2017 to your table captain or RSVP online here.

Early bird tickets are $50 until March 3, and will be $75 per person thereafter.**

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