On Sunday, June 30, 2013, at the Multnomah Athletic Club, the Oregon Nikkei Endowment honored longtime Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center librarian, Lily Kajiwara with the Heart of the Community Award and the Matthew Masuoka Family (Matt, Nobuko “Nobi” and Connie) with the Paving the Way Award; with special performance by storyteller Alton Chung.
Storyteller Alton Chung also performed at the 2013 Oregon Nikkei Endowment Annual Banquet.
The Paving the Way Award is presented to Connie Masuoka in tribute to the Matthew Masuoka Family,/p>
Nobi Masuoka reacts to stories from friends before receiving the Paving the Way Award in tribute to the Matthew Masuoka Family.
Lily Kajiwara thanks attendees upon receiving the Oregon Nikkei Endowment Heart of the Community Award at the 2013 Oregon Nikkei Endowment Annual Banquet