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

Hiroshima Concert
July 10, 2014

As part of this year's National JACL Convention being held in San Jose, Hiroshima will be performing for one night on Thursday, July 10th. We are pleased to be an event sponsor in support of this JACL event. We hope you can join us.

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General Seating tickets are available:

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
San Jose Airport Garden Hotel

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Acceptance Speech by Joyce Iwasaki

Acceptance Speech by Chris Noma

Photos courtesy of Gary Jio

Annual Midori Kai Arts & Crafts Boutique

Save the Date!

September 13, 2014
Mountain View Buddhist Temple
Mountain View, CA

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:

  • Asian American Community Involvement
  • Asian Law Alliance
  • Asian Women's Shelter
  • Fred 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