Served as envoy
- 2023 – Benin
Ann Shiraishi, a 3rd degree black belt, began studying judo at the young age of 4. She is a two-time Senior National Champion and represented the United States at 2 World Championships (2010 & 2011). In addition, Ann was the 2008 Olympic Alternate in Beijing & was selected as a training partner to accompany the team. After graduating from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Anthropology, Ann began a career in law enforcement. She is currently a Senior Inspector (sworn) at the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office. She, her husband (Joseph) and twins (Jacob & Emma) live in the east bay.