Welcome to Midori Kai


What is Midori Kai?

Midori Kai is a non-profit corporation established in 1996, and founded with the objective to create an effective organization comprised of Japanese American professional women leaders with various business and creative backgrounds, who are committed to community involvement, supporting local charities, mentoring youth, and celebrating our Japanese American heritage.

Learn more about our mission, history and commitment


What is the meaning of Midori Kai?

On November 12, 1996, founding Directors approached Reverend Bunyu Fujimura, Reverend Ejitsu Hojo and Reverend Junjo Tsumura, retired ministers, requesting possible names for our newly formed organization. They suggested Midori Kai. In Japanese, Midori translates to "evergreen"or "everlasting" and Kai means "organization." Our founding Directors agreed this name was very fitting for the new organization.


Recent News & Events

Yu-Ai Kai's 40th Anniversary Celebration
October 4, 2014

We are honored to have been selected to receive the Akira Kamiya Spirit of Yu-Ai Kai Award at their 40th Anniversary Gala event in October.

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Read more about the award.

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Photos by Jim Nagareda - Sake cask breaking and group pictures on the stage


2014-2015 Grant Recipients

Above, left to right:

  • Pam Yoshida (Midori Kai)
  • Veronica Truong (AACI) Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator Asian Women's Shelter
  • Andra Chao (AACI) Grant and Development Associate
  • Richard Konda (ALA) Executive Director
  • Karen Korematsu (Fred T. Korematsu Institute) Executive Director and Founder
  • Tu-Minh Trinh (AWS) Family Advocate
  • Jinu Kwak (AWS) Children's Advocate
  • Cynthia Sasaki (Midori Kai) President


Annual Midori Kai Arts & Crafts Boutique

A special thank you to all of our 2015 boutique sponsors, vendors, non-profit recipients, and attendees. We had over 70 vendors and over 1,100 attendees at this year's event on September 12, 2015!

Save the Date!

As a non-profit corporation, Midori Kai, Inc. reserves 100% of the profits from the boutique for awards to non-profit recipients, and each year, at our boutique, our generous vendors contribute 10% of their gross sales to Midori Kai, Inc. A portion of the boutique proceeds are donated to selected non-profit organizations for a two-year period.

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Proceeds from the 2015 boutique supported the following non-profit organizations:

  • AACI Asian Women's Home
  • Asian Law Alliance
  • Asian Women's Shelter
  • Fred T. Korematsu Institute


Did You Know?

The Midori Kai, Inc. Foundation was established in 2004 to ensure that Midori Kai will always be able to support local non-profit organizations that align with the Midori Kai Mission Statement.

Congratulations to our recipients!
Thank you for all that you do for our communities.