Izumi Suzuki Receives Award of Excellence

At the 2016 Annual Dinner of the Japan-America Society of Michigan and Southwestern Ontario, our company president, Izumi Suzuki, was presented with the Award of Excellence. The Society reserves this award for the rare individual or group in Michigan whose contribution to the relationship between the people of America, Canada and Japan is truly remarkable. Past recipients include Northwest Airlines (now Delta Airlines), Japanese Consul General Yasukuni Enoki, Frank Hennessey, Masco Corporation, Henry Wallace, Ford Motor Company, Fifth Third Bank, and so on.

This award was given in recognition of Ms. Suzuki’s achievements in lending her support to U.S.-Japan relationship-building in Michigan for over 20 years. Ms. Suzuki has long served on the JASMSO Board of Directors and as an officer, and since the Society’s inception, Ms. Suzuki and her late husband Steve Myers have been involved in all of its major events. Not only has Ms. Suzuki contributed to this region countless times through translation and interpreting services, but she also volunteered as the official interpreter for the Detroit Mayor’s delegation to Japan in 2015.


Izumi Suzuki (2nd from right) with Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Consul General Mitsuhiro Wada, and Mrs. Wada.


2016 Japan-America Society Annual Member Dinner Program