The 36th US-Japan Capital Gala

On Thursday, October 13 2022 the Japan-America Society of Washington DC was proud to host our 36th annual US-Japan Capital Gala and Silent Auction at the Salamander Hotel, Washington DC.

With over 250 friends and colleagues from across Washington DC government, academia, and the private sector in attendance, the Gala served as a celebration not only of the United States-Japan partnership and its leaders, young and old but also of the vital role that the bilateral relationship plays in our two countries and for our partners around the world. Over the years, the Gala has welcomed some of America and Japan’s most distinguished leaders. This year it was also our honor to host esteemed guests including Ambassador Koji Tomita, Dr. Endo Nobuhiro, Charles D. Lake II, and the Honorable Kurt Campbell, among others.

It was a privilege to host JASWDC’s 36th US-Japan Capital Gala at Salamander Hotel this year. We enjoyed eating, drinking, and conversing with you, during what was a spectacular evening and a welcome return to normal. Thanks, as always, to our community for your support, your collaboration, and your shared advocacy and enthusiasm for the relationship between the United States and Japan. We hope you enjoyed the experience whether it was catching up in person with old friends, perusing our Silent Auction, or discovering a new favorite sake.


Ambassador Koji Tomita
Embassy of Japan 

The Honorable Kurt Campbell
Deputy Assistant to the President and Coordinator for Indo-Pacific Affairs, National Security Council

Doctor Endo Nobuhiro
NEC Executive Advisor and Keidanren Vice-Chair

Mr. Charles Lake
Chairman and Representative Director, Aflac Life Insurance Japan