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San Diego Committee’s New Year Ozoni Celebration

Please join the JABA San Diego Committee and the San Diego Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League to celebrate the New Year with an ozoni and namasu cooking demonstration with Mineko Moreno, co-author of “Sushi for Dummies.” When: Sunday, January 15, 2017 2:30PM-4:30PM Where: Taiwanese American Community Center 7838 Wilkerson Court San Diego, CA […]

[SAVE THE DATE] JABA’s 41st Annual Installation and Awards Gala – Friday, March 3, 2017

JABA is excited to announce that JABA’s 41st Annual Installation and Awards Gala will be held on Friday, March 3, 2017 at the Omni Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Speakers and honorees so far include NFL Super Bowl Champion and Activist Scott Fujita and Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.  Some 600 attorneys, judges, law students, elected officials, executives, family, and friends attended […]

JABA Statement on 2016 Presidential Election

  The Japanese American Bar Association respectfully acknowledges President-Elect Donald Trump and Vice President-Elect Mike Pence on their election to our nation’s highest offices, and we offer our support in promoting the fair, just, and equal application of the rule of law for all us.  As President Obama and Secretary Clinton have reminded us, no […]

JABA Goes to San Diego! – JABA Events at 2016 NAPABA Convention

JABA Events at NAPABA: JABA Goes to San Diego! JABA is once again attending the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Convention, this time in San Diego.  The JABA San Diego Committee and JABA In-House Group will be hosting several fun events for those of you attending the NAPABA Convention in San Diego.   […]

Fourth Annual JABA Summer Fun Mixer – Sunday, August 28, 2016

Please come join us for an afternoon of food and summer fun with our JABA members, friends, and families! What: Fourth Annual JABA Summer Fun Mixer When: Sunday, August 28, 2016 @ 1:00 p.m. Where:  Home of Sabina Helton, Rancho Palos Verdes (Address Provided Upon RSVP) Other Details: JABA Members: $10 Non-Members: $15 Children Under 12: Free Pay […]

Congratulations to all the Honorees at the JABA 40th Annual Installation and Awards Gala!

The Japanese American Bar Association (JABA) congratulates and thanks Governor David Y. Ige of Hawai’i, Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell, Mr. Hoyt Zia, and Hawaiian Airlines on their tremendous accomplishments and support to JABA and the community. JABA President Sabina Helton, President-Elect Mark Furuya, the rest of the Executive Board, and the Board of […]

James Toma Sworn in as Mayor of West Covina

On December 1, 2015, JABA members turned out in force to see fomer JABA President, James Toma, being sworn in as Mayor of West Covina. The ceremony took place in the City Council Chambers after a council meeting. James was sworn in by his father, Walter Toma, in front of a packed house of family […]

JABA and the JABA Education Foundation Remember Diana H. Nishiura

Diana H. Nishiura (Jan. 1, 1942 – Jan. 9, 2016) The Japanese American Bar Association and the JABA Educational Foundation mourn the loss of Diana Harumi Nishiura who passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2016. Diana’s dedication and service to JABA and JABA Educational Foundation are unparalleled. She was an active and devoted JABA member […]

JABA Congratulates Justice Sabrina Shizue McKenna of the Hawaii Supreme Court for Receiving the Daniel K. Inouye Trailblazer Award!

Justice McKenna of the Hawaii Supreme Court, former speaker at the JABA Gala, and friend of JABA has received NAPABA’s highest honor – the Daniel K. Inouye Trailblazer Award. This award recognizes the outstanding achievements, commitment, and leadership of lawyers who have paved the way for the advancement of other Asian Pacific American (APA) attorneys. […]

JABA Congratulates Mark J. Furuya for Receiving NAPABA’s “Best Lawyers Under 40” Award!

JABA is pleased to announce that one of its own will receive an award at the NAPABA convention this year. The prestigious and highly competitive “Best Lawyers Under 40” Award, given to only 14 of the best lawyers under 40 in the nation, will go to current JABA Treasurer, Mark J. Furuya. Mark is the […]