Updated at 9:41 a.m., Wednesday, September 5, 2007
JCC to honor teachers, leaders at achievement dinner
Advertiser StaffFour educators, an insurance company and a language school will be honored this month at the Japanese Culture Center of Hawaii's Celebration of Leadership and Achievement Dinner.
The center will honor Jane O. Komeiji, Richard H. Kosaki, Margaret Y. Oda, Dennis M. Ogawa and Island Insurance Companies Ltd.
The Makiki Japanese Language School will receive special recognition.
Komeiji is a retired teacher and co-author of "Okage Sama De: The Japanese in Hawaii, 1885-1985."
Kosaki is chancellor emeritus of the University of Hawai'i at Manoa and president emeritus of Hawaii Tokai International College.
Oda developed the program that introduced and implemented the middle school concept in Hawai'i public education statewide.
Ogawa, a professor of American Studies at the UH-Manoa, is the author of several books, including "Kodomo no Tame ni For the Sake of the Children."
Island Insurance is being honored because it supports several charitable organizations and community enrichment efforts, the cultural center said.
The dinner will begin at 5 p.m. Sept. 29 in the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom.
Individual seats are $150. Table sponsorships are available. A portion of the sponsorship is tax-deductible.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the cultural center's education programs that share the history, heritage and culture of the evolving Japanese-American experience in Hawai'i.
For more information, call the JCCH at (808) 945-7633 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.