With Gratitude to Rich Hashimoto

rich-hashimoto-counsel-general-japantown-foundationRich Hashimoto (right) with Consul General of Japan Jun Yamada at the San Francisco Japantown Foundation’s 2016 New Year’s Celebration with Osechi Ryori.

San Francisco Japantown Foundation Board President Donald K. Tamaki announced Rich Hashimoto’s departure from the foundation board.

Hashimoto joined the board as an original member when the foundation was founded in 2004.

“Rich was an invaluable member of our board,” says Tamaki. “His numerous contributions included initiating our community partnership with the Hotel Kabuki, and providing input towards and hands-on labor in support of making each of our fundraisers a success.”

When Hashimoto joined the Japantown Foundation board, he was already busy as President of the Japantown Merchants Association, a member-based  merchant association supporting the Japantown business corridor by encouraging business traffic with its services.

“Because of the growing success of the Japantown Foundation, every year brings additional work for our board members,” said Tamaki. “After 10 years, I think we can give Rich a break.”

The San Francisco Japantown Foundation board of directors expresses its deepest gratitude and appreciation to Rich Hashimoto for his contributions to the organization, and to his continued leadership in the Japantown community.

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