July 23, 2016
Mayor Ivy Taylor and the City of San Antonio in partnership with San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, the Japan-America Society of San Antonio with additional support by Musical Bridges Around the World will host a welcome reception August 9 for the Honorable Tetsuro Amano, Consul General of Japan in Houston.
In the wake of the tragic earthquakes that struck our sister city of Kumamoto, Japan in mid-April, 17 local organizations came together to raise funds for recovery efforts. To date, over $35,000 have been donated to the city of Kumamoto as part of the first payment to support the victims of the earthquake. Fundraising continues with the goal to raise funds to support reconstruction and repair of Kumamoto Castle. This reception will serve as Consul Amano’s official welcome to San Antonio as well as a chance for the Japanese government to formally acknowledge the ongoing support of San Antonio’s corporate and community organizations in these efforts.