Board Member Keith Kawamoto Receives George Inagaki Community Service Award

Congratulations to Venice-West L.A. JACL chapter board member Keith Kawamoto for being selected as this year’s recipient of the George Inagaki Community Service Award during a New Year’s program at the Venice Japanese Community Center (VJCC) on Jan. 20. Kawamoto was recognized for his recent efforts in getting the state of Kansas to recall 731 license plates with the letters J*P. He also received assurances from the Kansas DMV that it would no longer issue plates containing the J*P sequence.

A large gathering that included L.A. City Councilman Mike Bonin and other city and state officials were in attendance.

Congratulations to all honorees.