Local Kenjinkai to Present “Concert for Nagano” at JAA

Concert for Nagano

Sunday, November 24 at 2:00 p.m. (doors open at 1:30 p.m.)

The Japanese American Association of New York, Inc. – 49 West 45th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), 11th Floor

Admission: $50

The Nagano Prefectural Association in NY is presenting “Concert for Nagano” a benefit to raise money in support of those affected by Typhoon Hagibis. The category 5 typhoon—number 19 in the year 2019—struck Nagano as well as many other areas in Japan on October 12.

Performing at this special event is New York-based concert pianist Taka Kigawa, who is originally from Nagano. A reception with light fare and beverages follows the concert.

The Japanese American Association of New York will send proceeds from the event to Nagano Typhoon Hagibis Disaster Management Headquarters in the Nagano

Prefectural Office, which will be used to help the people affected by the typhoon in Nagano Prefecture. The admission fee is $50 at the door on the day of the event. Organizers will accept—and appreciate—any additional donations as well.

About Typhoon Hagibis

The damage that Typhoon Hagibis caused in Nagano is one of the heaviest in the history of the prefecture. As of October 29, nearly 3,000 houses are completely or partially destroyed, more than 6,200 houses are flooded, 5 people died, and 7 people were severely injured. The total financial damage is more than 1.3 billion dollars. The amount is expected to rise as the close inspection continues.

How to Donate

The Nagano Prefectural Association in NY will continue to support fundraising activities for Nagano. If you wish to make a donation with a personal check, please make the check out to The Japanese American Association. Write “Support for Nagano” in the memo line, and mail it to: JAA, 49 West 45th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10036.

Taka Kigawa photo by Máximo Parpagnoli

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