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JAVA is registered with the IRS as a 501 (c) 19, Veterans Service Organization (VSO).

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Japanese American Veterans Association
P.O. Box 341198
Bethesda, MD 20827


Government ID: EIN  52-1786923

Honorary Chairs
The Honorable Norman Mineta
Hershey H. Miyamura, MOH

JAVA Officers

President: Gerald Yamada
Vice President: Howard High, USA Veteran 
Treasurer: CDR Michael Omatsu, USCG (Ret)

MAJ Kay Izumihara, USA

General Counsel:

Ms. Dawn R. Eilenberger

Executive Council:

Gerald Yamada, President

Howard High, USA, Vice President

CDR Michael Omatsu, USCG (Ret), Treasurer 

MAJ Kay Izumihara, USA, Secretary

Ms. Dawn R. Eilenberger, General Counsel

LTC Martin Herbert, USA (Ret)

COL George Ishikata, USA (Ret)

LTC Jason Kuroiwa USA (Ret)

CAPT (Dr) Cynthia Macri, MC, USN (Ret)

LTC Mark Nakagawa, USA, (Ret)

JAVA Documents 

2021 Proposed By-laws Amendments

(Note: Revisions highlighted in yellow)

2020 By-laws

2011 By-laws

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