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2016 Kumamoto Kenjin Kai – Annual Summer Family Picnic!

Sunday, 10 July 2016 11:30AM

2016 Kumamoto Kenjin Kai Picnic Flyer FINAL

All member families, friends of Kumamoto and Kumamon, JET Alumni, and guests are welcome to attend the 2015 Kumamoto Kenjin Kai Summer Picnic. Please RSVP to

– The event will be from 11:30am to 4:00pm at Seward Park (Shelter #3)
– The Kenjin Kai will be providing hot dogs, chili, watermelon, water, and some snacks.
– Bentos ($15) are also available for order (deadline for order is Wednesday, 30 June 2016) by contacting Suzuko Terada at (206) 722-3093 or at Activities will include a raffle and lots of games for all ages. We look forward to seeing everyone!

2016 picnic letter 7-10-2016 FINAL-1

2016 Earthquake Relief and Recovery Fund Raising – Update

As of 5 May 2016, the Seattle Kumamoto Kenjin Kai is happy to report that the funding raising effort to support the Kumamoto Earthquake Relief and Recovery effort has raised over $41,000! All funds collected by Peace Winds America is being transferred to Peace Winds Japan who is providing direct support to impacted residents of Kumamoto.

Thank you everyone for your generous support and donations provided to Peace Winds Japan!


Calvin J. Terada, President                                                                          Seattle Kumamoto Kenjin Kai

Award Winning Kumamoto Tamana Girls High School Band & Kapowsin High School Wind Ensemble Concert

The Tamana Girls HS Band from Kumamoto (They have competed at the All Japan Band Association’s National Finals 7 time and received a gold medal – champion of Japan – 3 times. They aslo have competed at the All Japan Marching Contest’s National Finals 18 times and received a gold medal -champion of Japan – 14 times) is performing with the Grahama-Kapowsin High School Wind Ensemble led by Paul Bain. Come and witness how those wonderful students communicate thought music. I guarantee that it is going to be a magical Sunday afternoon for you!

2016 Tamana Girls HS Band Concert

2016 Tamana Girls HS Band Concert


Kumamoto Aid from Seattle

Join us on Friday, 3 June 2016 from 12:00 to 1:00PM at the Google Kirkland Campus for the Kumamoto Aid from Seattle benefit concert to raise funds for the Kumamoto Earthquake Relief and Recovery effort. Admission is free and so is parking. All donations will go toward Peace Winds America who will transfer 100% of the donated funds to Peace Winds Japan for earthquake relief.

The Google Kirkland Campus is located at 747 6th Street South, Kirkland, WA 98033.

Click here for more information.


2016 Annual Kumamoto Kenjin Kai Shinnenkai (New Year Party) – Saturday, 23 January 2016

The 2016 Annual Kumamoto Kenjin Kai Shinnenkai (New Year Party) will be held on Saturday, 23 January 2016 at Blaine Methodist Memorial Church.  There will be activities for all ages (including young children) and so families are welcomed to attend. More information regarding registration will be following shortly.

See you there!

Calvin Terada, President

Seattle Kumamoto Kenjin Kai

2016 Kumamoto Kenjin Kai Membership – Being Accepted Now!

Kenjin Kai Members and Friends:

Annual membership dues for 2016 of $10 per individual or $20 per family are being accepted now. It is also not too late to submit your 2015 membership, if you have not already done so. For tax deduction purposes, please consult your tax advisor.

For more information, please contact Vicky Yuki at


2015 Kumamoto Kenjin Kai Bus Trip – Mount St Helens Tour

To commemorate the 35th Anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens, the 2015 Kumamoto Kenjin Kai Bus Trip will be a tour of Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.  The bus trip will take place on Saturday, 22 August 2015.  The flyer and registration form can be downloaded here.  If you are interested in attending or have any questions, please contact Vicky Yuki at or Suzuko Terada at

2015 Kenjin Kai Bus Trip Flyer FINAL

2015 Kumamoto Kenjin Kai Bus Trip Registration FINAL



Mount St. Helens

Mount St. Helens