Kathleen Kimura, M.B.E.
Kathleen has worked with Tokyo Express Co., Inc. for over 30 years.In addition, she is a member of the board of the Japan Society of Northern California and served as president (1995-97). She serves on the board of BABC Northern California, having been elected in 1990, and served as president and chairman (2001-2008). Kathleen has served on the Christmas Lunch Committee for over 20 years and as chair for the last 15 years.She also serves on the executive committee of BABC bi-lateral and is the BABC regional representative for the western region.
Past president and board member of the British Benevolent Society of California, she continues to Chair our Relief Committee. She also serves on the board of the League the San Francisco Consular Corps and on their US Support Committee; is co-chair of the San Francisco-Osaka Sister City Association; chair of Millbrae’s Japanese Culture Festival Committee, serves on Millbrae’s Sister Cities Commission and on the board of NORCAL (Northern California Sister Cities Int’l). Affiliations include The Japan Society, London.
Kathleen is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and was honored with an MBE by Her Majesty The Queen in 2006. She was awarded the Foreign Minister of Japan’s Award in 2013 and in November 2015 was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays by the Emperor of Japan.