NCSS IS GRATEFUL FOR THESE SPONSORS:
Our sponsors allow us to provide a cultural and educational programs throughout the year for the State Societies and the Cherry Blossom Program. We are deeply indebted to their contributions.
Inspiration of Japan - Awaken your travel sprit!
ANA has partnered with the National Conference of States Societies by providing transportation for the US Cherry Blossom Queen on her Goodwill Tour of Japan. We appreciate their contribution over the past few decades!
We defy limitation, so that others can too!
Otsuka has been a sponsor of the NCSS Cherry Blossom Program since 2018 and appreciate their commitment to both NCSS and the Cherry Blossom Program.
The Mikimoto Pearl Crown, named and created by the famous jewelry company Mikimoto, the official jeweler of the emperor of Japan, was donated to the United States in 1957 and has been used every year since to crown the U.S. Cherry Blossom Queen.
JCAW was established to create cooperation and friendship within the Washington, DC business community, and promoting exchange and understanding with American society through education, sports, and social activities.
Ms. Akiko Keene
Ms. Keene has been a supporter of the NCSS Cherry Blossom Program for more than 50 years. In addition to her support, she has also been has also been the Japan Embassy Liaison for NCSS. Ms. Keene also runs a Japanese dollmaking and craft school.