I.I. Portland, Oregon Chapter 47 is a 501(c)(3) cultural and educational organization.
Members come from the greater Portland/Vancouver area. We are also pleased to have as honorary members:

Consul General Masaki Shiga & Mrs Shiga
Consular Office of Japan, Portland Oregon

Donald Jenkins
Asian Art Curator Emeritus

Board of Directors for July 2020 to June 2021

Unable to form a slate of officers, with membership approval in March 2020, a Core Committee (CC) will continue the operating responsibilities of a board. To comply with Oregon Department of Justice 501(c)3 requirements, three CC members were designated principal officers:

      • Nana Bellerud
      • Helen Chadsey
      • Cindy Hepworth, Treasurer
      • Michiko Kornhauser
      • Julie Nakao, President
      • Pam Riley, Recording Secretary

Chapter History

In October 2011, the Oregon Historical Society Library accepted our gift of photo albums, Chapter records and selected memorabilia from 1961 to the late 1990’s. A summary of our history, gleaned from these records, begins with:

How Our Chapter Began