2017 Nisei Week Queen Candidates Make Their Debut

The 2017 Nisei Week Queen Candidates: (back row from left) Yurika Kristy Yoneda (Japanese Restaurant Association of America), Jordyn Keiko Adachi (San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center), Jordyn Akari Terukina (Venice Japanese Community Center & Venice-West Los Angeles JACL), Kaitlin Tomomi Hara (Orange County Nikkei Coordinating Council); (front row from left) Claire Mari Imada (Gardena Evening Optimist), Kelly Akiko Sera (East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center), Tomi Colleen Okuno (Pasadena Japanese Cultural Institute).

The 2017 Nisei Week Japanese Festival queen candidates took center stage for their first official public appearance to various community leaders, local dignitaries, family and friends at the Opening Ceremony event held July 23 at the Japanese American National Museum.