Six Burnaby residents among Nikkei Diamond Jubilee recipients

Six Burnaby residents are among 50 Nikkei (Japanese-Canadian) community members to be awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Masako Fukawa, Stanley Fukawa, Tom K. Tagami and Miyoshi Tanaka were among those nominated by the Burnaby-based Nikkei Seniors Health Care & Housing Society, Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre and Nikkei Place Foundation.

Fellow Burnaby residents Yoshiko Shimizu and Tokuko Inouye were nominated by the Japanese Community Volunteers Association (Tonari Gumi).

The medal recognizes 60,000 outstanding Canadians for their service, contributions and achievements.

The 50 receipients will receive their medals at a ceremony on Feb. 3, 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Nikkei Centre, 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby. The public are welcome to attend. Tickets are $5 in advance, $10 at the door at 604-777-7000.

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