2018 Nisei Week Queen Candidates


The six candidates will compete for the title of Nisei Week Queen on Saturday, Aug. 11, beginning at 7 p.m., at the Queen Coronation at the Aratani Theatre, 244 S. San Pedro St. in Little Tokyo.

Upon official coronation, the queen and her court will represent the Nisei Week Foundation at this year’s festival and other community events locally and nationally (including Nagoya, L.A.’s sister city) throughout the year.

The dinner prior to coronation will be at the DoubleTree by Hilton L.A. Downtown, with cocktails being served at 4:30 p.m. Coronation tickets are available at the Golden Circle level (includes special dinner prior to the event at the DoubleTree by Hilton at 5 p.m.) with preferred seating at the coronation for $180 per person; general admission tickets are $90 per person.

The 2018 Nisei Week candidates are:


In her free time, she enjoys bullet journaling, weight training at the gym, and shopping at Trader Joe’s to discover new and healthy snacks. The platform she has chosen to support this year is the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, whose mission is to find better ways to prevent suicide through research and advocacy, create a culture that is educated on mental health, and bring hope to those affected by suicide.


In her free time, she loves to dance ballet, jazz, and hip-hop and travel to as many places as possible in the United States. She has been to 45 out of the 50 states. The platform she will support this year is AbilityFirst, an organization that provides social and recreational programs for children with disabilities.