Women Of The Year

1963

Haru Masaoka | Saku Shirakawa

Haru Masaoka and Saku Shirakawa were the first recipients of the Woman of the Year Award. Back in 1963, the award was actually called the Downtown Los Angeles JACL Mother of the Year. Both Ms. Masaoka and Ms. Shirakawa were recognized for their significant contributions to the Japanese American Community.