JAVA Awards Committee is seeking nominations for 2022 JAVA Awards Ceremony. Please consider the Awards listed below and send recommendations to George Ishikata, JAVA Awards Committee Chair, at George.Ishikata@java-us.org by October 15, 2021. When nominating a candidate, please submit a justification for the award.
The Courage, Honor, and Patriotism Award is JAVA’s highest award. Started in 2005, this award honors a person (in either the public or private sector) who has performed outstanding work to benefit the nation – including Japanese Americans – over a sustained period of time.
Terry T. Shima Leadership Award. Started in 2012, this award recognizes exemplary meritorious conduct in service and achievements in support of JAVA's goals and missions, for veterans, and for leadership portrayed. The award also recognizes outstanding visionary leadership.
JAVA Veterans' Advocate Award. Started in 2008, this award recognizes individuals who have supported JAVA’s perpetuation of the Japanese American World War II legacy.JAVA Service Pin. Presented to any awardee of a JAVA award who has served JAVA substantively over a considerable period of time.