Garden Party at the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence

On April 11th Ambassador Caroline Kennedy hosted a garden party at her official residence with AJS President Ichiro Fujisaki. Over 300 AJS members attended, and all enjoyed mingling through the residence’s stunning garden in the warm and welcoming spring evening weather.

The main venue of the party was the historic Oval Room, in which the famous picture of GHQ’s General Douglas MacArthur and Emperor Hirohito was taken in 1945. Ambassador Kennedy and Mr. Fujisaki welcomed the AJS members with some brief remarks. The Ambassador’s speech was filled with graciousness and gratitude toward the guests and Mr. Fujisaki lit up their faces through his humorous wit.

The guests enjoyed their conversations while holding drinks and plates filled with colorful, delicious cuisine. Enjoying such a banquet by the beautiful fountain in the garden engendered a wonderful atmosphere for the evening.