President's Greeting


Akiko Agishi

Founder and



On behalf of the Board of Directors and members of the Japanese Language
Scholarship Foundation, I extend my sincere welcome to all those gathered here
to celebrate the Aurora Foundation's 25th Anniversary.
We are especially happy to meet many of our friends live and in person for this celebration.



Over the past 24 years, our Aurora Scholarship Awards and Grants have reached
100 recipients in the USA, and this year, we are very proud to honor our 2023 Awardees and the winner of the All-USA High School Japanese Language Speech Contest.
These Contestants are our Aurora Ambassadors of great possibilities!!
We warmly welcome them to join our Foundation as valuable members of the Aurora Family.



At this milestone year, I have decided to move on to next stage of my life.
I treasure all the support and kindness that the entire community has extended to me throughout my tenure 25 years.
I am excited to witness the incoming generation's creative vision growing and blossoming toward a new world in harmony.

President & Founder
Japanese Language Scholarship Foundation
(DBA: Aurora Foundation)