Daniel Mayeda accepts the “Salute to Champions” Award on behalf of the East West Players.
Photo Credit: Mark L. Dodge

The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), the oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization in the United States, held its 6th Annual “Salute to Champions” Gala on Thursday, September 27, in the nation’s capital.

This year’s honorees included His Excellency Ichiro Fujisaki, Japanese Ambassador to the United States, who received the JACL President’s Award. The Ford Motor Company Fund was recognized with the Corporate Partner Award. Craig Robinson of NBCUniversal, Phil Yu of AngryAsianMan.com and East West Players received the annual Salute to Champions Award for contributions to the media.

EWP Board of Director’s Legal Counsel Daniel Mayeda attended the gala and accepted the “Salute to Champions” Award on behalf of East West Players.