Through volunteer activities, Suzuki, Myers, & Associates has contributed to the promotion of U.S.-Japan exchange and the local community. Examples of our major activities appear below.
Volunteer Interpreting for Local Police
Upon request of the Police Departments of the six neighboring cities (Novi, Milford, Walled Lake, South Lyon, Wolverine Lake, and Wixom), when a Japanese resident has been involved in a traffic accident or the like, our firm provides interpreting services on a volunteer basis.
Simultaneous Interpreting for the Detroit-Toyota 55th Anniversary Sister-City Delegation
In 2015, Detroit Mayor Duggan and a delegation visited the cities of Toyota and Tokyo, Japan, to mark the 55th anniversary of the Detroit-Toyota sister-city relationship. Izumi Suzuki accompanied the delegation, as a volunteer interpreter from the Japan-America Society.
Award of Excellence for Support of Japan-America Society Activities
As a result of her work and volunteer service, Izumi Suzuki received the 2016 “Award of Excellence” from the Japan-America Society of Michigan and Southwest Ontario (JASMSO). This award is given to individuals and organizations in Michigan who contribute to closer interchange between Japan, the U.S., and Canada. 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.