JABA with Major of West Covina, James Toma

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 Educational Foundation Scholarship Applications Now Available!

If you are a law student, you may be interested in applying for one of the $2,000 scholarships available through the JABA Educational Foundation. Applications will be accepted through January 17, 2016. For additional information, please click here.

JABA is going to New Orleans!

Going To The NAPABA Convention In New Orleans? A number of JABA members, including President Ken Tanaka, will be getting together for dinner on Friday, November 6. If you are interested in joining them for this no-host dinner, please let amori@perkinscoie.com know. We look forward to seeing you!

RSVP TODAY for JABA’s Annual Meeting of the Members with a Free Nine Course Chinese Dinner at Empress Pavilion!

NINE COURSE CHINESE DINNER BBQ Platter, Soup, Shrimp & Cashews, Beef with Broccoli, Kung Pao Chicken, Pan Fried String Beans, Fried Rice, Chow Mein & Mango Pudding Free to all JABA members in good standing who RSVP by Monday, October 12, 2015 for the JAPANESE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING OF MEMBERS Featuring Speaker GIL […]

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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 […]

NAPABA Voter Eligibility Deadline Extended to July 22

To be eligible to vote in this year’s elections, you must be a direct NAPABA member OR activate your NAPABA affiliate membership online. NAPABA has extended the deadline to July 22! You should have received information from your affiliate president about how to activate your NAPABA affiliate membership. Being an active affiliate member will not […]


Help JABA Support the Victims of the Nepal Earthquakes

As many of you know, Nepal has now been hit with two major earthquakes in three weeks, causing thousands of deaths and severe damage across the country. JABA has set up a fundraising page through Direct Relief at this following link: http://dri.convio.net/site/TR?pxfid=4510&pg=fund&fr_id=1030 and has donated $1,000 to aid the relief efforts. We urge all of […]


An Intimate Evening with Congressman Mark Takano and Consul General Harry Horinouchi

On Thursday, April 2, 2015, JABA hosted an evening with U.S. Congressman Mark Takano (CA-41) at a member’s home in Santa Monica. Congressman Takano discussed his recent Congressional delegation to Japan and current issues facing the United States Congress. He also talked about his path to office, including his years as a high school teacher, […]