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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
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.
Photos by Jim Nagareda - Sake cask breaking and group pictures on the stage
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
Annual Midori Kai Arts & Crafts Boutique
A special thank you to all of our boutique sponsors, vendors, non-profit recipients, and attendees. We had 57 vendors (including 7 new vendors) and over 1,200 attendees at this year's event on September 13, 2014!
Save the Date for next year!
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.
Our 2014 event will award grants to the following non-profit organizations:
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!