Luncheon with Kurt Tong, DCM, US Embassy Japan

December 2, 2013 

Derek Yamashita, a Bridging Scholar, uploaded some photos on his Facebook page of visiting the residence of Deputy Chief of Ministry Kurt Tong, US Embassy Japan, for a luncheon. Here are some of his photos and comments about this visit!

Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Tong for hosting the Bridging Foundation luncheon. We enjoyed your gracious hospitalilty.

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“Last week for my 21st birthday I had the honor of visiting the residence of Deputy Chief Kurt Tong for a luncheon honoring the Bridging Foundation.

I felt incredibly blessed to have been able to meet with decorated US diplomats such as …Kurt Tong and Mark Davidson. I was also honored to have been able to meet with presidents and executives of major corporations such as AIG and UPS who are major sponsors of the Bridging Scholarship and Grondine Memorial Scholarship. This was one of the most incredible events that I have ever had the honor of attending, and the contacts I made that day may very well change the course of my life!”