LOS ANGELES, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Japan America Society of Southern California (JASSC), is proud to present its 104th Anniversary Dinner & Gala Celebration inside the Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion at the California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, Calif., on Tue., July 2, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. Established to build meaningful relationships between Japanese and Americans, the JASSC this year will honor Hitachi, Ltd. for its contributions to the U.S.–Japan relationship through business, innovative technology, corporate social responsibility and its support for educational programs benefiting children in the United States.
"For more than a century, Hitachi, Ltd. has made significant and positive impacts in the U.S. and globally," said Terry Hara, chairman of JASSC. "We are pleased to honor Hitachi, Ltd. with the Japan America Society's Kokusai Shimin Sho 'International Citizens Award'."
"A highlight of the evening will be dining under the Space Shuttle Endeavour," said Douglas Montgomery, chair of the JASSC 104th Anniversary Gala. "With the exciting ambiance of the Endeavour, combined with the exhibits of other historic spacecraft, this gala will be an evening remembered by all our guests."
More information and reservations for the JASSC's 104th Anniversary Dinner & Gala Celebration, including attractive sponsorship opportunities, can be found online at www.jas-socal.org or by calling Kay Amano at (714) 717-6820.
About Japan America Society of Southern California
JASSC was founded in 1909 to build economic, cultural, governmental and personal relationships between the people of Japan and America. It is the West Coast's premier educational and public affairs forum dedicated to the U.S.–Japan relationship. JASSC is a qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit, charitable and educational organization and it is supported by 130 Japanese and American corporate members and 2,000 individual members. www.jas-socal.org
About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd., (TSE:6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2011 (ended March 31, 2012) consolidated revenues totaled 9,665 billion yen ($117.8 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environment, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at www.hitachi.com.