1968-1977: Building Foundation

1968
Queen Terry Iwasaki
General Chairman Hisao Inouye
Grand Marshal Joseph L. Alioto, Mayor of San Francisco

1969
Queen Sharon Kimoto
General Chairman Kay Kuwada
Grand Marshal Peter Tamaris, San Francisco Board of Supervisors

1970
Queen Suzu Matsuno
Grand Marshal Eikichi Hara, Consul General of Japan
General Chairman Eugene Sasai

1971
Queen Nancy Matsumoto
Grand Marshal Joseph L. Alioto, Mayor of San Francisco
General Chairman Masao Ashizawa

1972
Queen Sharon Hagiya
Grand Marshal Norman Y. Mineta,United States Congress
General Chairman Masao Ashizawa

1973
Queen Rhoda Umano
Grand Marshal Yasushi Oshima, Mayor of Osaka
General Chairman Hideo Shirayanagi

1974
Queen Marjorie Fujiki
Grand Marshal Toshikazu Maeda, Consul General of Japan
General Co-Chairmen Hisao Hoshino & George Yamasaki, Jr.

1975
Queen Patricia Dobashi
Grand Marshal S. Floyd Mori, California State Assembly
Chairman Hisao Inouye

1976
Queen Anna Przybylski
Grand Marshal Hidenori Sueoka, Consul General of Japan
Chairman Richard Tsutakawa

1977
Queen Naomi Kato
Grand Marshal Hideo Shirayanagi
General Co-Chairmen Hisao Hoshino & George Yamasaki, Jr.

1978-1987: Blossoms

1978
Queen Shirley Torp
General Co-Chairpersons Hisao Hoshino & George Yamasaki, Jr.
Grand Marshal George Moscone, Mayor of San Francisco

1979
Queen Karen Asano
General Chairperson Sam S. Sato
Grand Marshal Dianne Feinstein, Mayor of San Francisco

1980
Queen Jennifer Toriumi
General Chairperson Richard Tsutakawa
Grand Marshal Hiroshi Kitamura, Consul General of Japan

1981
Queen Linda Mihara
General Chairperson Eugene S. Sasai
Grand Marshal Jan Yanehiro

1982
Queen Rene Shimada
General Chairperson Hi Akagi
Grand Marshal Cyril Magnin, Chief of Protocol of San Francisco

1983
Queen Lisa Inouye
General Chairperson Hiroyuki Takasago
Grand Marshal Takehiko Nishiyama, Consul General of Japan

1984
Queen Susan Nakamura
General Chairperson Benh K. Nakajo
Grand Marshal Ruth Asawa, Artist

1985
Queen Jennie Tsunekawa
General Chairperson Ty M. Toki
Grand Marshal Kent Nagano, Conductor

1986
Queen Laura Mizota
General Co-Chairpersons Steve Hirabayashi & Nob Mihara
Grand Marshal Dr. Tatsu Arima, Consul General of Japan

1987
Queen Joy Minaai
General Chairperson Taiji Higaki
Grand Marshal Tamlyn Tomita

1988-1997: “Unity in Spirit”

1988
Grand Marshals Art Agnos, Mayor of San Francisco
Sunji Yanai, Consul General of Japan
General Co-Chairpersons Steve Nakajo & Yukio Murakami

1989
Queen Keiko Steimetz
General Co-Chairpersons Shinichi Seino & Sharyn Tanaguchi
Grand Marshal Kevin Yoshimi Asano

1990
Queen Kana Enomoto
General Co-Chairpersons Shinichi Seino & Yukio K. Kitagawa
Grand Marshal Toshiro Mifune, Actor

1991
Queen Dina Harada
General Co-Chairpersons Michiya Egusa & Klara M. Ma
Grand Marshal Tamlyn Tomita, Actress

1992
Queen Gail Ideno
General Co-Chairpersons
Michiya Egusa & Klara M. Ma
Grand Marshals Frank Jordan, Mayor of San Francisco / Masaya Nishio, Mayor of Osaka

1993
Queen Maria Takemoto
General Co-Chairpersons Klara M. Ma & Allen Okamoto
Grand Marshal Atsushi Tokinoya, Consul General of Japan

1994
Queen Cynthia Mar
General Chairperson Allen Okamoto
Grand Marshal Tatsuya Nakadai, Actor

1995
Queen Melanie Mito
General Co-Chairpersons Allen Okamoto & James Tabata
Grand Marshal George Takei, Actor

1996
Queen Jill Sugita
General Chairpersons NCCBF Executive Committee
Grand Marshal Willie Brown, Jr., Mayor of San Francisco

1997
Queen Cindy Sakai
General Co-Chairpersons Osamu Machida & Klara M. Ma
Grand Marshals Willie Brown, Jr., Mayor of San Francisco / Takafumi Isomura, Mayor of Osaka

1998-2007: “Spirit in Courage”

1998
Queen Misa Terahira
General Co-Chairpersons Klara M. Ma & Hiro Akahoshi
Grand Marshal Fred Korematsu, Presidential Medal of Freedom awardee

1999
Queen Kelly Shintani
General Chairpersons NCCBF Executive Committee
Grand Marshal Jon Nakamatsu, pianist General Chairpersons

2000
Queen Amy Kimura
General Chairpersons NCCBF Executive Committee

2001
Queen Emi Yoshioka
General Chairperson Allen Okamoto
Grand Marshal Norman Y. Mineta, Secretary of Transportation

2002
Queen Stephanie Sato
Chairperson Allen Okamoto
Grand Marshals Willie Brown, Jr., Mayor of San Francisco / Takufumi Isomura, Mayor of Osaka General

2003
Queen Penny Honda
General Chairpersons Akira Minamiura & Tobin Tsuji
Grand Marshal Kristi Yamaguchi, Figure Skater and Olympian

2004
Queen Aimee Eng
General Chairpersons Allen Okamoto & Shiniichi Seino
Grand Marshal Wendy Tokuda

2005
Queen Sarah Sasaki
General Chairpersons Allen Okamoto & Takeno Chiyo
Grand Marshal Musashimaru Koyo, former Yokozuna (grand champion) Sumo wrestler

2006
Queen Emily Leach
General Chairpersons Takumi Matsuba & Richard Hashimoto
Grand Marshal Kitaro, musician and Kiyohiko Nanao

2007
Queen Sawako Sonoyama
General Chairpersons Richard Hashimoto & Tobin Tsuji
Grand Marshal Susumu Saiki

2008-2017: Branching Out

2008
Queen Alicia Kagawa
General Chairman Tobin Tsuji
Grand Marshal Dan Tani

2009
Queen Eri Tagaya
General Co-Chairmen Allen Okamoto & Richard Hashimoto
Grand Marshal George Takei, Actor

2010
Queen Arisa Hiroi
Grand Marshal Jeff Adachi, San Francisco Public Defender
General Co-Chairmen Allen Okamoto & Richard Hashimoto

2011
Queen Jeddie Kawahatsu
General Co-Chairmen Allen Okamoto & Richard Hashimoto
Grand Marshals Keiko Fukuda / Hello Kitty

2012
Queen Asaki Osato
General Co-Chairmen Allen Okamoto & Richard Hashimoto
Grand Marshals Tomoye Takahashi / Masako “Martha” Suzuki

2013
Queen Yuka Walton
General Co-Chairmen Allen Okamoto & Jeffrey Kimoto
Grand Marshal Teruhiko Saigo

2014
Queen Kyle Tana
General Co-Chairmen Allen Okamoto & Richard Hashimoto
Grand Marshal Seiichi Tanaka, Founder of San Francisco Taiko Dojo

2015
Queen Kelli Sum
General Co-Chairmen Allen Okamoto & Richard Hashimoto
Grand Marshal John V. Roos, former U.S. Ambassador to Japan

2016
Queen Samantha Tsukiji
General Co-Chairmen Richard Hashimoto & Allen Okamoto
Grand Marshal Norman Y. Mineta, former Secretary of Transportation

2017
Queen Jacquelyn Kimiko Chew
50th Anniversary Tri-Chairpersons Shinichi Seino, Kiyomi Takeda & Richard Hashimoto
Grand Marshal KONISHIKI, former Ozeki (grand champion) Sumo wrestler