Upcoming Chapter Events

January 27, 2018

Annual Installation Luncheon

Location: Meiwah Restaurant 4457 Willard Ave., Chevy Chase, MD

Date and Time: Saturday, Jan. 27, Noon-2pm

Cost: $30 per person (please bring cash or a check to pay for the luncheon)

RSVP: Scott Tanaka,

February 18, 2018

Day of Remembrance Event

Film screening of “Never Give Up: Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice” followed by a discussion with Holly Yasui, co-director of the movie and youngest daughter of Minoru Yasui

Location: National Museum of American History, First Floor, S. C. Johnson Conference Center

Date and Time: Sunday, Feb. 18 2-4pm

Past Events

September 9, 2017

Keiro Kai Luncheon

Time:  12 noon – 2:30 pm 

Location:  North Bethesda Middle School – Cafeteria (8935 Bradmoor Drive, Bethesda, MD 20817

Cost:  FREE for JACL Members 

Non-Members:  $10/person or $20 for a family of 4



Music:  The JBE Band (comprised of Japanese Chamber of Commerce leadership and the Japanese Embassy staff) 


July 6-9, 2017

JACL National Convention

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

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:

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: