Ms. TENKOUKOU SONODA
(The first-generation President)
After graduating from TOKYO Women's Christian University and WASEDA University, she was elected, as one of the first female legislators in Japan, as a member of the House of Representatives in 1946 and served 3 terms. In 1949 she married Mr. SUNAO SONODA, a member of the House of Representatives.
She was the first President of the Cherry Blossom Association.
In 1989, she received the Order of the Precious Crown, Butterfly and other National Orders such as Bulgaria, Colombia, Peru and Honduras.
In 2013, she received the 7th GOTO SHINPEI Prize.
Deceased in January 2015.