In 2011, Kizuna was formed by a group of young leaders who imagined a Nikkei community revolutionized and led by the next generation. Ten years later, Kizuna remains steadfast in our mission to build a vibrant, thriving future for the Japanese American community through educating, empowering, and engaging tomorrow’s leaders.

It is with kansha that we offer our heartfelt thanks for your support of our mission and vision thus far. It’s been 10 years of fun, family, community building, of progress, and impact, of education, empowerment, and engagement, of creating bonds—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.


Over the last 10 years, Kizuna has developed four flagship programs that have carried our mission forward and keep us motivated day after day. We are excited to celebrate with the community and will be inviting folks to join us throughout Spring and Summer 2021at virtual events to share a taste of Kizuna.

opportunities to support

Click here to download Kizuna’s 10th Anniversary
Sponsorship Packet

kansha & gratitude

Thank you to our sponsors and supporters!


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Henry Y. Ota