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Kumamoto Kenjin Kai Celebrates New Year

Seattke Kumamoto Kenjinkai held its annual New Year’s party on Jan. 23 at Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church gathering about 100 members and guests from the community. President Calvin Terada, Norio Tsurumi from the Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle and Karen Yoshitomi, executive director of Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington gave remarks. Entertainment included a commendation presentation for high school graduates and stage performances featuring dancing, singing and guitar.

Photo by Fumika Iwasaki/ The North American Post

シアトル熊本県人会による恒例の新年会が1月23日、ブレインメモリアル・ユナイテッドメソ ヂスト教会で行われた。子供からお年寄りまで約100人の会員やコミュニティー関係者が集まり、 新年の門出を祝った。カルビン・テラダ会長、在シアトル日本国総領事館、コミュニティー関係者 のあいさつに続き、参加者は昨年高校を卒業した会員の表彰や、踊りや歌などのパフォーマンスを 楽しんだ。

(写真=岩崎 史香)

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