Japanese Heritage Night Hosted at Dodger Stadium
The event paid tribute to the 80th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 and the 150th anniversary of U.S. - Japan Baseball diplomacy. For the Consul General to have participated in this event, where both Japanese and American National Anthems were played, was truly an honor.
Prior to the game, a performance by traditional Japanese drumming ensemble, LA Taiko Ichiza, took place on the field. There was also a classical Japanese dance group performing "Tanko Bushi" in the Centerfield Plaza during pre-game festivities.
Pictured: Consul General Akira Muto, Actor Ken Watanabe
President of Japan House LA, Yuko Kaifu, and Former CEO of LA County
|Rob Fukuzaki, ABC7 News|
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