Monday, October 24, 2016

We are serious about FUNDRAISING. Without fund, we can not SUPPORT Fukushima Kids

In December, we are going to do 3 different fundraiser in 3 different locations, 2 in Kona, 1 in Tokyo.

I just write the date, time and place so that you can save those dates if you are interested in participating.

Dec 2@Kona Coffee and Tea Company in Kailua Kona from 5pm
No charge and donation appreciated, and please purchase drink or food  at KCTC

Dec 18@Hawaiian Queen Coffee Garden in Kailua Kona from 4pm
Violin solo concert by Ursula Vietze
suggested donation: $20

Dec 26@Nippori Sunny Hall in Tokyo from 7pm
Gen Morita solo concert with Yumi, Toyono and Miwako
fee: 2000yen

All the proceed goes to Fukushima Kids Hawaii for the program of 2017 Summer project.
We want more people donate less (not few people a lot), like 3000 people donating $10 each would be sufficient to carry out the program for 1 year.  So, please help us spread the words.

Here is the online platform to donate directly to us:

Thank you for reading and your interest in Fukushima Kids Hawaii.  We will continue to do what we can to support Fukushima children.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Today at The Sweet Spot in Kona, Concert and Fundraising

Fundraising is the essential part of running any project. Without it, it does not happen.

Here again tonight, we will be fundraising event for Fukushima Kids Hawaii tonight at The Sweet Spot.

You can click here:

If you can not make it tonight, you can support us by online donation of GoFundMe:

Thank you for your care and support for children in Fukushima who have been living in more radioactive environment since the March 11, 2011 nuclear disaster.

Fukushima Kids Hawaii has almost hosted close to 100 kids and moms from Fukushima since 2013 thanks to you.

Mahalo and Arigato~

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Fukushima Kids Fundraiser Tomorrow @ Hilo

Yes, tomorrow

in Hilo, Hawaii, we are going to have New Year's Concert Opera by Big Island Opera for the 1st time. They are donating their talent to support Fukushima Kids Hawaii.  Mahalo Mahalo.

Here is the details on FB:

Please share it to your friends.
We need all the help we can get to raise awareness about the radiation and health, and $20000, to cover the expense of year 2016.  FKH has hosted 82 children and moms from Fukushima for 1 to 3 months here in Kona and Hilo. As we hear more and more children are suffering from thyroid cancer in Fukushima, we want to continue our mission of Fukushima Kids Hawaii.

Your generous support is always appreciated.  To contribute, write a check to "Aloha Keiki" (as FKH is a project of Aloha Keiki, 501c3) and send it to 75-286 Hoene Street, Kailua Kona, HI96740

Thank you for reading my blog.

Happy new year to you!

--------------Here is the program-------------

アロハケイキ&ふくしまキッズハワイ 第6回チャリティコンサートプログラム
Benefit for Fukushima Kids Hawaii Project 6
Performed by BIG ISLAND OPERA with Shizuno (Dance)
Conductor: Michaeloha Elam@East Hawaii Cultural Center

4:00pm  Welcome!  Silent Auction, Wine and cheese
5:00      Fukushima Update and music by Yumi & Gen, Fukushima Kids Hawaii
5:20      Concert Opera by Big Island Opera
1.    Michaeloha Elam:  Opening Trumpet Solo               
2.    Lisa Taylor:  Ombra Maifu –Largo                                              Hendel
3.    Marius Stranger: Il mio Tesoro intanto                           A. Mozart
4.    Yumi & Roy: Der Vogelfanfer bin ich ja, Magic Flute  A. Mozart
5.    Lisa Taylor: Che faro senza Euridice?                          C.W. Gluck
6.    Nasu Shizuno: Meditation (Dance) with Yumi (Flute)  Massenet
7.    Yumi & Roy: Intermezzo de Carmen                           G. Bizet
8.    Marius Stranger: La Donne E Mobile                           Puccini

6:00     Silent Auction Closure and Banking
6:30       Closure
Performing Artists
Michaeloha Elam(Conductor/Trumpet), Lisa Taylor(Alto), Marius Stranger(Tenor)
Nasu Shizuno(Dancer), Yumi Kikuchi(1st Flute), Roy Kimura(2nd Flute)
Gen Morita (Guitar/Vocal),  Annu Shionoya (Piano)
Silent Auction Contributing Artists: Mayumi Oda, Hiroki Morinoue, Andrea Pro & more

Fukushima Kids Hawaii: Inviting and hosting Fukushima children in Hawaii after East Japan earthquake and nuclear disaster in 2011, having hosted 82 children and mothers from Fukushima so far. FKH is a project of Aloha-Keiki, a 501(c)(3) NPO and your donation can be tax deductible.  To contribute, please write a check to “Aloha-Keiki” and send it to :
75-286 Hoene St., Kailua Kona, HI96740 T.334-9616

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Kids Came, Stayed 30 Days, Gone Home Safely

10 people from Fukushima 7 kids and 3 adults came to Hawaii, spend 30 days, eating organic fresh food made from scratch every day, and went home safely yesterday.

So many people have helped.  I can not name everyone, but here are several:
Fred Feldpauch and otheres, for their big support by donation.
Kim and David for their healthy barbeque at Spenser Beach
Iruka Yuriko for her  great discount for the Dolphin Swim (kids loved it most)
Antonio for sharing his wisdom at Huehue garden
Yuko for sharing NVC
Gen for sharing Harmonics Healing
Mayumi for sharing Ginger Hill Farm and its amazingly tasty and healthy meals
Zack for the bon-fire
Iris for teaching Yoga
Len and Sherri for letting kids use Steam Vend and Kingdom of Heaven guest house
Fujita, Masako, Ikeda, Matsumura and Linda Watanabe for home stay
Linda for her treating all of us at Toshiba
Annu for teaching piano
Thais and Tenaya for volunteering  on Aug 15 and attending the farm class at Huehue
Michina and Emi for leading the kids group
Edgar and Annie fore letting us use their car
Ursula and Kauilani for their music gift
Kris and Keiko Fushigami for their music gift
Henk and Akemi for letting us use the Huehue and Puu Waa Waa Ranch
All the participants to two fundraising concert for their kind donations
All the buyers of silent auction items and garage sale items
Jade on the Rock for treating all of us for the breakfast
Pacific Island Fitness for Gift Certificate
Daylight Mind Cafe for the gift card
Char and Choo for the pizza party
Cris and Karla for the pool party
Chiemi for 2 nights stay at your beautiful Casa Della Dolce
Ritsuko for the gift of 88 T-shirts
Randy and Naomi, Jason for teaching ZUMBA to children
Yurika for teaching how to swim safely in the ocean
Emi for making Japanese slippers
All the kids for supporting garage sale twice
and to myself  and children for cooking all the meals from scratch, 3 times a day for 25 days....(about 1200 meals)

SOOOOO many people have been contributing for the Fukushima kids who need support.  Thank you.  IT is quite amazing how this program continues with so many people's good will and kind action.

We are so grateful.
Mahalo nui loa.

Your support keeps us going.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Fukushima Kids Fundraiser: Join Us for Classical Concert by Opera Singers and two Flutes

Sunday August 10 at 3pm, you are invited to Aloha Keiki Ensemble 2nd Concert to support and welcome Fukushima Kids.  This summer 12 people are coming from Fukushima.

If you make a reservation by e-mail, you will enjoy $5 discount.
Send an e-mail to:
with your name, phone and number of tickets.

Here is the flyer.  Please share widely!

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Keep Article 9 As Is

You may have seen Japanese people on the street against the decision of our government to change the interpretation of the article 9 of Japanese Constitution.  We are not only against reopening of the nuclear power plants in Japan, but also against the decision made by Prime Minister Abe to make it possible for Japan to fight with USA against their enemy.  I do not admit this change!

Aljajeera says Japan has taken a step for more militant country.

ABC reports:

In India:

In China:

Yahoo (around the world)

These people in the demonstration do not belong to one political party or labor unions. They are voluntarily joining the demonstration, which is really democratic in a way.

Japan does not have to become an ordinary countries which have army and they go to other countries to fight. Our Self Defense Force protect our nation (land) in Japan, not to go abroad (with USA) and fight (kill people) who have not done anything to Japan.  

I really believe Japan's role is to practice article 9 as it says, and lead the world to more peace and sustainability no matter how strange (and idealistic) it seems.  We are a small and unique country in the world who strive for world peace (is what I want Japan to be, like Costa Rica, who abolished military in 1948).

Article 9 (of Japanese Constitution): "Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes.
In order to accomplish the aim of the preceding paragraph, land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained. The right of belligerency of the state will not be recognized."

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

In this circle

At the end of the June retreat of Bay NVC 2014 Leadership Program (Jun 1-8, 2014), I learned a song (I think I learned this last year, so, to be accurate, I relearned the song) which I am going to write the  lyrics here so that I remember.

Joshua, who was leading the children's program in LP2014, sang this song at the closing of the retreat.  It is a follow-after-me kind song line by line.

A few things Joshua shared in the morning play/game with children are my favorite moment of the retreat. I really want to bring my children next June and would like to start saving for that.  There are other deep moments of celebration for my own learning and growth in NVC practice.

I am grateful for all the participants, assistants and trainers of LP2014. Mahalo nui loa (thank you in Hawaiian)

                       IN THIS CIRCLE (may be the title.... am not sure, though)

In this circle no fear
In this circle deep peace
In this circle great happiness
In this circle safety

In this children no fear
In this children deep peace
In this children great happiness
In this children safety

In our family no fear
In our family deep peace
In our family great happiness
In our family safety

In this body no fear
In this body deep peace
In this body great happiness
In this body safety

In this land no fear
In this land deep peace
In this land great happiness
In this land safety

In my energy no fear
In my energy deep peace
In my energy great happiness

In my energy safety