Upcoming Chapter Events

September 9, 2017

Keiro Kai Luncheon

December 2017

Mochitsuki. Time and location TBD.

Past Events

April 1, 2017

Cherry Blossom Freedom Walk,  9am-noon, National Japanese American Memorial (intersection of Louisiana, New Jersey, and D Streets, NW). To learn more, visit:


May 28, 2017

69th Annual DC Memorial Day Ceremony

Location: Arlington National Cemetery – Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers

Time: 9:30 – 10:30 am – Ceremony – Columbarium. Following the ceremony, attendees are invited to lay floral arrangements at grave sites of our fallen Japanese American heroes.

11:15 -11:30 am……..Wreath Laying Ceremony – Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers

Directions: By metro: Metro to Arlington National Cemetery, go through Visitor Center & to the Columbarium. By car: Park at the Visitor Center Parking, Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) to catch the shuttle at the entrance. NOTE: The Virginia State Police will close part of Washington Boulevard near the Pentagon on Sunday, May 28, 2017, for the Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally. From 7:00 a.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m., Washington Boulevard (Route 27) will be closed from I-395 to the Memorial Bridge. There will also be no access to Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) from Washington, DC via the Memorial Bridge. ANC will only be accessible from southbound George Washington Memorial Parkway or northbound Route 110.

Questions? Contact Turner Kobayashi at or 540.539.1080. To learn more, visit:

July 6-9, 2017

JACL National Convention

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008.

To learn more, visit: