Doizaki, Krauss Awarded Spring Decorations


Ernest Doizaki and Ellis Krauss


On April 29, the government of Japan announced the recipients of its Spring 2017 Decorations. From the jurisdiction of the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles, the following two distinguished persons will be awarded:

The recipient’s meritorious service towards Japan is as follows:

• Ernest Doizaki, 70, of Los Angeles, will be awarded the Order of the Rising Sun Gold and Silver Rays.

Doizaki was born in Los Angeles is a third-generation Japanese American. After graduating from Crespi High School in 1965, he enrolled at the University of San Francisco, and at the same time began assisting at American Fish Company, owned by his father George Doizaki (recipient of a 1982 Japanese government decoration).

Upon graduating, he studied at Waseda University in Tokyo and after returning to the U.S. in 1972, he was appointed assistant general manager at American Fish Company and achieved a great expansion of its business. He has supported the promotion of Japanese food products from the supply side, and has also participated actively in the local Japanese American community.