Mrs. Hisako Coox, the Founder of the Contest
Hisako Coox passed away in July, 2021. She was 95.
with our deepest condolences.
Dr. and Mrs. Alvin Coox
(Hisako Coox, president of Japan-US Center 1996 - 2008)
See Mr. and Mrs. Coox's rare & special photo
About Dr. Alvin Coox
The New York Times
Fumiko Tachibana, Chair of the Contest
2008 - present (mykittyland.com/sdjsc_about.htm)
More about Mrs. Hisako Coox and Dr. Alvin Coox
The Japanese language education around the time
when the speech contest started
Art Work: (c) Jaime McFarland and Garrett Verstegen, JPN102, Palomar College 2004.