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The Japanese American Optimist Club (JAO) was started in 1954 to assist the JA community and to help its children live successful and happy lives.

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JUL 17

Japanese American Optimist Club - JAO's cover photo

JUL 17

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Are you ready to meet the 2016 Nisei Week Court Candidates? Please join JAO this Wednesday, July 20 at Taix (1911 W. Sunset Blvd, LA) for a special dinner where we will get to meet the candidates and get to know them. Cost: $28, includes dinner. Please RSVP to ToriNishinakaLeon@gmail.com. Attached is a picture of our last dinner event with the 2015 Nisei Week Court Candidates!

JUL 12

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Congratulations to JAO member, Terry Hara, who received an award "The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette" at the 2016 Jokun Recognition Luncheon on Sunday, July 10.

JUL 06

Japanese American Optimist Club - JAO's cover photo

JUL 06

Japanese American Optimist Club - JAO

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JAO Installation 2015