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Aired on July 9th, 2022

6:45 pm PST

Pre-Event Slideshow

See all the Bento, Cosplay, Haiku, and Kimono submissions!
Settle in and get ready for the show!



7:00 pm PST

Opening: Welcome to Japan Fair 2022!
  • Allen Nakamoto, Japan Fair Co-Chair 中本アレン <ジャパンフェア実行委員長>

  • Hisao Inagaki, Consul General of Japan in Seattle 稲垣久生総領事

  • Sharon Tomiko Santos, WA State Representative <ワシントン州議会議員>

  • Lynne Robinson, Mayor of Bellevue <ベルビュー市長>



Passionate Stories from Japanese Regions
~ Interview with Necchu Schools ~

Live from Miyazaki, Wakayama, and Toyama, Japan

Kazufu Hotta, Founder of Necchu School 堀田一芙

​★ Trivia Quiz 1




 クイズタイム 1

7:30 pm PST


How To - Origami Cranes

Hisao Inagaki, Consul General of Japan in Seattle



稲垣久生 <在シアトル日本国総領事>

8:00 pm PST

How To - Kendama

Tatsuya Nishina, Master of Kendama from Shizuoka, Japan




How To - Sushi Rolls

Shinichiro Takahashi, Owner of Ten Sushi


高橋慎一郎 <天すし オーナー>

8:30 pm PST

Hokubei (North American) Nikkei Heritage
Misa Murohashi, Former General Manager of North American Post
Tomio Moriguchi, President of North American Post / Former CEO of Uwajimaya

​★ Trivia Quiz 2

室橋美佐 <元北米報知ゼネラルマネージャー>
​モリグチトミオ <北米報知財団代表>

 クイズタイム 2


How To - Onigiri & Bento
Reiko Yamada, Culinary Expert
​★ Trivia Quiz 3

山田玲子 <料理家>

 クイズタイム 3
Appreciation from Japan Fair Chair

Yuka Shimizu, Japan Fair 2022 Co-Chair

​清水楡華 ジャパンフェア実行委委員長>

9:00 pm PST

Award Announcements

Haiku Contest / Bento Challenge / Kimono Photo Gallery / Cosplay Show

Michael Dylan Welch, Judge for Haiku Contest in English

Hisao Mogi, Judge for Haiku Contest in Japanese



Japan Fair 2022 Team


Post-Event Slideshow

See how everyone participated from all over the globe!



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About MC

About MC: Tomo Hoku Angie


Tomo (AKA Hoku) has been a bilingual emcee for many years in both Hawaii and Seattle, doing various events involving Hawaiian music, hula, sports, information technology and/or food & hospitality industries. Tomo works freelance as an interpreter and translator as well as a tour coordinator, in greater Seattle area as well as all around the world. And as if those gigs aren't keeping her busy enough, she also fulfills her creative interests by being a recording artist for Hindi-Japanese songs, and also by posing as a model at sessions and ateliers such as Gage Academy of Art. She would like to connect with her audience, with her motto from Mother Teresa’s quote: “Peace begins with a smile.”

Tomo “Hoku” Angie


トモ(Hoku)は、ハワイ、シアトル、日本を拠点に、バイリンガル司会者として、ハワイアン音楽やフラ、各種文化&スポーツイベント、IT産業やフード&ホスピタリティ業界の分野で、ステージから笑顔を送っています。通訳者&翻訳者としてのキャリアも長く、またツアー・コーディネータとして、様々な地域にて観光業務に携わっています。クリエィティブな分野では、オリジナル・ソング・シンガーとしてインドやシアトルでレコーディグを重ねている他、美術学校やアトリエ・セッションでのモデルとしても活躍中です。自身が尊敬する、マザー・テレサの言葉「Peace begins with a smile – 平和は微笑みから始まる」をモットーに、たくさんの方と繋がって行きたいと願っています。


Live Stream

Hisao Inagaki - Consul General of Japan

Sharon Santos - Washington State Representative

Lynne Robinson - Mayor of the City of Bellevue
Kazufu Hotta - President of Necchu Schools

Tatsuya Nishina - Master of Kendama
Shinichiro Takahashi - Owner of Ten Sushi

Misa Murohashi - Former General Manager of North American Post

Tomio Moriguchi - President of North American Post / Former CEO of Uwajimaya

Reiko Yamada - Culinary Expert

Michael Dylan Welch - Judge for Haiku Contest in English

Hisao Mogi - Judge for Haiku Contest in Japanese

Miyazaki Kobayashi Necchu School - 宮崎こばやし熱中小学校
Kishu Kuchikumano Necchu School - 紀州くちくまの熱中小学校
Takaoka Necchu Terakoya - 高岡熱中寺子屋
BCA Bilingual Program - BCAバイリンガル幼稚園

Megumi Preschool - めぐみ保育園

Ohisama Preschool - おひさま学習幼稚園

Pikake Preschool - ピカケスクール

Suginoko Preschool - すぎのこ保育園・幼稚園

Yugakusha School - 遊学舎

Tanimoto Children's Calligraphy Class - 谷本子ども書道教室


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