In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, the Trust for the National Mall’s Monumental Conversation will explore the unique influences of Asian culture, people, and nations on the National Mall, including the gift of the cherry trees and the Japanese Lantern.

Monday, May 17 2021

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT


This monumental conversation includes speakers Ambassador John R. Malott, Past President, Japan-America Society of Washington, DC, Hoichi Kurisu, President and Founder of Kurisu International Inc. (now Kurisu LLC), Michiko Kurisu, Artist/Photographer, Yuko Smith, Director of Programs and Language School, Japan-America Society of Washington, DC, William Neff, Graphics Reporter, The Washington Post, Diana Mayhew, President, National Cherry Blossom Festival, and will be moderated by Eun Yang, Morning News Anchor, NBC4 News.

This special virtual event is open to the public, but space is limited.