Nanka Miyagi Kenjin Kai
 
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The Nanka Miyagi Kenjin Kai
Chronology in Brief
Summer, 1902: Miyagi Kenjin Kai established in Los Angeles by Heiya Takahashi, Jinbei Sugano, Senji Kono, et al.
1905: "Miyagi Kenjin Kai Hall" opened on 1st Street East,Los Angeles, California.
1913: Kiyoharu Anzai opened a Japanese school in San Gabriel, California.
1918: Kouemon Saito literally restored the Keinjin Kai.
May 29, 1927: The first Kenjin Kai picnic organized.
August 5, 1933: Riichiro Yatsu published "The History of the Miyagi Kenjin in America".
February 3, 1949: Sueji Nishimura re-started Kenjin Kai with 15 members.
July, 1954: The first comprehensive Kenjin Kai membership directory compiled.
May 17, 1958: A welcome party hosted by the Kenjin Kai for the visiting Miyagi Governor Yasutomo Onuma.
January 6, 1963: The Kenjin Kai made donation for the Aoba Castle restoration project.
April 21, 1964: A welcome party hosted by the Kenjin Kai for the visiting Governor Miura.
August, 1966: Shigekichi and Kuma Hirama of the Kenjin Kai recognized at the Nisei Week ceremony.
April 15, 1973: Senior members of the Kenjin Kai recognized and awarded commemoratives by Miyagi Prefecture Centennial Committee.
April 15, 1974: The Kenjin Kai became a recipient of the Miyagi Prefecture Overseas Affairs office financial aid program.
April 10, 1976: Tour to Manzanar Relocation Center organized by the Kenjin Kai.
October 8, 1988: A "Keiro" luncheon party held to recognize senior members of the Kenjin Kai.
August 23, 1992: The 90th anniversary ceremony held. The commemorative book published.
July 10, 2001: Kenjin Kai officials paid a visit to Governor Shiro Asano in Sendai to brief him on the Kenjin Kai centennial ceremony project.
October 11 - 15, 2001: Kenjin Kai officials invited to "New Millennium Miyagi Kokutai", nation-wide sports event held in Sendai.
November 10, 2002: The 100th anniversary ceremony and celebration party held.
March, 2003: The Centennial Commemorative Book published.
August 20, 2006: The Kenjin Kai Picnic revived after twenty-odd years of interval.
January 14, 2007: The 2005th anniversary ceremony held. Women's Club added to the Kenjin Kai.