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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.
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
2014-2015 Grant Recipients
Back row: Michele Lew, AACI Asian Women's Home, Richard Konda, Asian Law Alliance, Karen Korematsu, Fred Korematsu Institute.
Front row: Nobu Tomita and Elizabeth Kirton, Asian Women's Shelter
11th Annual San Jose Japanese American Citizens League Community Recognition Dinner
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Photos courtesy of Gary Jio
Annual Midori Kai Arts & Crafts Boutique
A special thank you to all of our boutique sponsors, vendors, non-profit recipients, volunteers and attendees, for helping us create another very successful and fun event!
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, a portion of the boutique proceeds are donated to selected non-profit organizations for a two-year period. Our 2013 event will award grants to the following non-profit organizations:
Did You Know?
100% of the proceeds from this year's Midori Kai Arts & Crafts Boutique and Midori Kai community events go to the Midori Kai, Inc. Foundation.
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.
This year, your support will:
“Provide free and confidential services for victims of domestic violence, including a 24 hour crisis hotline, emergency shelter and legal support” for Asian Americans for Community Involvement
“Create funds for the new exhibit featuring the San Jose Taiko & San Jose Chidori Band” at the Japanese American Museum of San Jose
“Be directed to the interpretation of the Women’s Army Corps exhibit” at the National Japanese American Historical Society-Military Intelligence Service Historic Learning Center
“Provide funds for the annual Keiro Kai event which celebrates and honors the Seniors in our community” for Yu-Ai Kai Japanese American Community Senior Services
Congratulations to our recipients!