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2006 Spring Dinner

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Some gatherings are unforgettable. With over 200 attendees, the most attendance in our history, the 2006 Spring Dinner was one of them. Highlights of the night were numrous. Dr. Roy Ashikiri, past JMSA President, and Frank Ellsworth, President of the Japan Society where honored with the JMSA Lifetime Achievement Award. Ambassador Motatsu Sakurai of the Consulate General of Japan, New York, honored us with a speech. A total of 11 scholarships were awarded to aspiring nursing, dental, and medical professionals who have contributed to the Japanese community. Entertainment was provided by John Nuzzo of the Metropolitin Opera and the band Red Hot Rhythm. And of course, we can't forget the corporate and private donors to the JMSA who make JMSA events, scholarships, and community programs possible.

Program Outline, Annual Spring Dinner, 2006

Welcome

Maki Kano, M.D., Chairperson Annual Spring Dinner 2006
Hiromi Shinya, M.D., Co-Chairperson Annual Spring Dinner 2006
Shunichi Homma, M.D., President, JMSA

Greetings
Ambassador Motoatsu Sakurai
Consulate General of Japan in New York

Scholarship Awards
Presented by Yuzuru Anzai, M.D., Scholarship Chairperson

Recipients of Scholarship Awards

Honjo-JMSA Scholarship
Mr. Masataka Kawana, Brown University Medical School
Ms. Amy Turitz, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Mitsui USA-JMSA Scholarship
Ms. Lindsay Kuroki, Brown University Medical School
Mr. Noriyuki Murakami, SUNY Downstate
Dr. Seiichi Shimomura/Astellas USA Foundation
Dr. Hiroshi Ashikaga, NIH, Cardiology fellowship-Johns Hopkins, 7/06
Dr. Takeki Suzuki, Cardiology fellowship- University of Vermont
Ms. Shihoko Kanemoto, Nursing studies-Goshen College
2006 H Noguchi- LJ Fujimoto Dental Fellows
Dr. Takanori Sobue, University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Hanae Saito, New York University College of Dentistry
2006 H Noguchi-LJ Fujimoto Medical Fellows
Mr. Jay Starkey, USCF School of Medicine
Dr. Ryuichi Sekine, Palliative Care Fellow, Memorial Sloan Kettering

JMSA Lifetime Achievement Awards
Presented by Makoto Iwahara, M.D., Vice President, JMSA
Dr. Roy Ashikari, JMSA Immediate Past President
Dr. Frank L. Ellsworth, President, Japan Society

Entertainment
Mr. John Nuzzo, Metropolian Opera
Mr. Dennis Giaque, Assistant Conductor, the Metropolitan Opera
Red Hot Rhythm band
A Silent Auction to benefit the JMSA General Fund

Donors
The Japanese Medical Society of America (JMSA) extends its deepest appreciation to the individuals and corporations who have supported our society and the 34th Annual Spring Dinner Celebration. This evening could not have been possible without their generous support. Donors of $500 or greater during the past year:

Annual Dinner 2006 Platinum Benefactors ($5,000 table):

• ITO EN (North America), Inc./Honjo Foundation
• Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc.
• NEC USA, Inc.
• Hiromi Shinya, M.D.
Annual Dinner 2006 Benefactors ($2,500 table):
• Columbia Presbyterian Department of Cardiology
• Tokio Marine Management/Beth Israel Medical Center
• Mitsugu Shimmyo, M.D.
• Sumitomo Corporation of America
• Japanese Chamber of Commerce
• Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
• Yuzuru Anzai, M.D.
• Roy Ashikari, M.D.
Donors to the JMSA Scholarship Fund:
• Astellas USA Foundation
• Honjo Foundation
• Mitsubishi International Corporation
• Mitsui USA Foundation
• Dr. Tatsuji Namba
• Noguchi Medical Research Institute, Inc.
• Raymond Sekiguchi, M.D.
• Anonymous
Donors to the Annual Dinner Silent Auction:
• Jean Furuyama, D.D.S
• Kikuichi New York, Inc./Ms. Ikuyo Yanagisawa
• Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc.
• Resturant Nippon
• Royal Chie
• Hiromi Shinya, M.D.
• Tajimi (USA), Inc.
Donors to the Annual Dinner Raffle:
• IACE Travel
• Masa Restaurant
• Hiromi Shinya, M.D.
• Sakura Shoji
Donors to the JMSA General Fund:
• Nomura America Foundation
• Shunichi Homma, M.D.
• Masahide Kanayama, M.D.
• Yoshifumi Naka, M.D.
• Raymond Sekiguchi, M.D.

The JMSA would like to extend a special thanks to:
Chef Isokazu Mizuno for this evening's spectacular menu
ZIRH International Corp. for the fragrance gifts
Mrs. Emiko Lindsay

Thanks to the Annual Dinner Planning Committee:
Luis Fujimoto, D.M.D, Jean Furuyama, D.D.S, Naomi Hayash iM, .D., Ms. Lydia Horiguchi, Mrs. Michiko Iwahara, Yuichiro Kuwama, M.D., Kamal Ramani, M.D., Mrs. Naoko Shinya, Maiko Tomizawa, D.D.S, Robert Yanagisawa, M.D.

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