Last updated on 4/13/14

2014 Members Day Picnic & Annual Meeting

Picnic bear image Date: Sunday, May 4
Time: 4pm - 6:30pm (rain or shine)
      Registration begins at 3:45pm
Place: Kiwanis Picnic Shelter at Fred G. Bond Metro Park in Cary, NC
Admission: Free for members (donations welcome)
RSVP by April 27 to

Join our complementary cook-out event with delicious food (hamburgers, hot dogs, vegetarian options) and music by Junko Fujiyama. Our affiliated clubs will also demonstrate their activities including Taiko (Japanese drumming), Bon Odori (dance), Mochitsuki (rice pounding), and Japanese sweets.
This event is for Nippon Club members only and there is still time to submit your membership registration!

2013 Financial Report


The 2013 financial report has been added to Club Reports page.

Progress reported by ASHINAGA Rainbow House Project

In 2011, Nippon Club donated a total of $4,900 to the Tsunami Relief Fund, gathered from generous donors to Rainbow House project of Ashinaga (a non-profit organization). It was an effort to give psychological and social support to the children who lost parents in the March 11 national disaster. We have recently received a progress report from the project. Here is the summary from the report:
“Ashinaga has already purchased a building for child services in the city of Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, and will open the facility by the end of June 2013. We also purchased another building in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, which is now under renovation to be reborn as the Ishinomaki Satelite Rainbow House by the end of 2013. We have signed a lease contract for a piece of land for Rikuzentakata Satelite Rainbow House and are planning to construct another Satelite Rainbow House in Otsuchi or Yamada, Iwate Prefecture. The total amount of estimated expenditure for the Rainbow House project for Tsunami relief is $41.5 million and we have raised $36 million as of March 31, 2013.”
We are glad to take a part in this contribution.

Monthly Director's Meeting (the first Wednesday)

Observers are welcome. For the location and time, please contact us at