Since 1968, the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival Queen Program has been dedicated to mentoring young women to develop leadership skills and strong community connections. Every April, a new group of women and Queen are selected to become the cultural ambassadors of the Northern California Japanese American community. The ambassadors assist various local community events and make goodwill trips to the program’s long-standing connections in Los Angeles, Hawaii, and Japan.
Meet the 2021 Queen Program Night Tri-Chairs: Yuka Walton, Asaki Osato, and Maya Hernandez in their Committee Member Spotlight blog.
Revisit the 2017 Queen Program Candidates press conference in this blog post.