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It’s been 10 years of fun, family, community building—and we know that our job is far from done. We’re excited and optimistic as we invite you to join us in celebrating not just the last decade, but more importantly how far we can go together in the next 10 years of Kizuna.

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10 Years and Counting...

In 2011, Kizuna was formed by a group of young leaders who imagined a Nikkei community revolutionized and led by the next generation. It is with kansha that we give our heartfelt thanks for your support of our mission to educate, empower, and engage the next generation of community leaders.

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Celebrate with Us!

Join our 10 year celebration with friends and family throughout the summer! Check out our fun activities and programs for all ages.

Kizuna Book Reading
May 2021

Live Book Reading

Fun for families and kids of all ages! Join actress Ally Maki in a special live reading to celebrate Children’s Day and Kizuna’s birthday!

May 13, 2021
4:00 PM

Recommended Age:
Preschool and Elementary

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Kizuna Virtual Hangout
July 24, 2021


Think trivia meets Family Feud meets scavenger hunt...and then add a little *spice. Get ready for the fun and games we have in store to celebrate Kizuna turning 10!

Recommended Age:
High School and College

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Kizuna Happy Hour
July 23, 2021

10 years of connections - happy hour

Join us for a special Happy Hour at Brewyard Beer Company to connect with Kizuna friends new and old. Don’t miss out on our special Kizuna bundle of specialty treats from community-owned businesses!

Recommended Age:
Young Adults, 21+

Kizuna 10th Anniversary
August 28, 2021

10th Anniversary Celebration

Kanpai with us to celebrate 10 Years of Kizuna and support the next generation of leaders!

Recommended Age:
All Ages!

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With your continued support, we can continue to build a legacy for generations to come.

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our heartfelt thanks

Thank you to our sponsors and supporters!

Diamond Sponsors

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Platinum Sponsors

Henry Ota and Hiroyo Nonoyama

Fukui Mortuary

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Bill Seki

Gonsaku and Mine Ito Family



Kathryn Bannai

FIA Insurance Services, Inc.

Onishi & Associates

Janet Hiroshima and Chris Padilla

David and Helen Yamahata




10th Anniversary Committee and Volunteers


Amy Watanabe
Bryce Ikemura

committee AND vOLUNTEERS

Elaine Hang
Daniel Yaguchi
Lisa Aihara
Tiffany Hashimoto
Janet Hiroshima
Ashley Honma
Craig Ishii
Eric Komatsu
Brandon Leong
Ally Maki
Megan Nagasaki
Monica Olivera
Megan Ono
Kevin Oyama