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15th Hosting of the Great Hanshin Earthquake Hyogo Kenjinkai Club Go! Gathering

A memorial and reception for the 26th Anniversary of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake will be hosted by Club Go! on January 16th, 2021.

  • 15th Meeting of the Hyogo Prefecture Certified Kenjinkai CLUB GO!

  • Co-sponsored with the NY Chapter of the Kobe International Club, recognized by the City of Kobe

  • Supported by Consulate General of Japan in NY, NPO JaNet

"Today, we are pleased to announce the 26th Anniversary of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake memorial service and reception. On January 16, 2021, the "26th Anniversary of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake" memorial service will be held by the Northeast American Hyogo Kenjinkai "CLUB GO!" and the Kobe International Club. In 2021, it will be 26 years since the "Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake" occurred on January 17, 1995, which caused the precious loss of life of 6,434 people and enormous damage."
"The Northeast American Hyogo Kenjinkai "CLUB GO!" has been holding a memorial service for the victims of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake since 2010, and since the Great East Japan Earthquake and Kumamoto Earthquake, the New York Miyagi Kenjinkai, Aomori Kenjinkai, Akita Kenjinkai, Iwate Kenjinkai, Fukushima Kenjinkai, Yamagata Kenjinkai, Hokkaido Yukari no Kai, and Osaka Association, Tokushima Kenjinkai, Kyushu Association, Battensen Association, and others have also attended our meetings and have been involved in support activities and cooperation."
"Under these circumstances, our Prefectural Association will hold a memorial service remotely on January 16, 2021 (New York time) to coincide with January 17, 2021 (Japan time) when the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake occurred, as follows."
"The memorial service will include a piano requiem performance by pianist Yurika Mihara, and a moment of silence by Kenji Nakagaki, Vice President of the Buddhist League of New York. We sincerely hope that you will take time out of your busy schedule to come to this event. Please register in advance and as early as possible."

Co-sponsored by Northeast American Hyogo Kenjinkai "CLUB GO!

(*Organized by Hyogo Prefectural Washington State Office, established in 2010, about 300 members)

Kobe International Club NY Chapter

Established in 2016, about 50 members

Supported by: Consulate-General of Japan in New York, NPO JaNet

Co-sponsors: Kikumasamune, @Tabitto, WeeklyBiz, Weekly NY Seikatsu, Yomitime, etc.


  • Kobe College NY Alumni Association, Kwansei Gakuin Alumni Association New York Branch

  • Kobe High School Alumni Association New York Branch, Kobe Shoin Kai New York Branch

  • Kobe University Alumni Association New York Chapter, Konan Gakuen Alumni Association of New York

  • Hyogo Business & Cultural Center, Kobe Seattle Business Office

The 15th Northeast American Hyogo Kenjinkai "CLUB GO!" Gathering - 26 years after the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake

Date and Time Saturday, January 16, 2020

- 5:40 p.m. Remote reception desk opens

- Concert begins at 6:00 p.m.

- The ceremony will last approximately 30 minutes. The reception will follow for about an hour.

Admission free

Venue A remote meeting link will be sent to participants via email.

IMPORTANT: Due to system limitations, pre-registration is required to attend.

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