The directors of the San Francisco Japantown Foundation yesterday elected Tomoe Horibuchi and Jerry Ono to the Foundation board.
Horibuchi is the manager of the Café at New People, the entertainment venue in Japantown showcasing films, art, fashion and a variety of specialty boutiques and ongoing monthly events. Horibuchi’s husband, Seiji, is chairman of VIZ Media, the owner of New People.
Ono is a vice president and manager of the Japantown branch of Union Bank, a position he’s held since Sept. 2009. Union Bank in March 2008 donated $10,000 to the Foundation in support of our ongoing efforts to support Japantown and the Japanese American community.