Reception for Academy Award Nominees Held


On Monday, February 26, 2018, Consul General Akira Chiba hosted a reception to acknowledge the three Academy Award nominees of Japanese descent: Ms. Ru Kuwahata (Animated Film Short, “Negative Space”), Ms. Ramsey Ann Naito (Animated Feature Film, “The Boss Baby”), and eventual winner Mr. Kazuhiro Tsuji (Makeup and Hairstyling, “Darkest Hour”).

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Consul General Akira Chiba welcomes guests
Ms. Ru Kuwahata talks about the making of "Negative Space"
Ms. Ramsey Ann Naito (left) introduced by the night's emcee
Mr. Kazuhiro Tsuji talks about his start as a makeup artist
Mr. Kazuhiro Hayashi, Director of First North America Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, offers a toast

Fervent press coverage of the evening's guests of honor