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Tokyo Club marks 50 years

Feb 21, 2014
The Tokyo Club, the first Kiwanis club in the Asia-Pacific region, celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2014. In 1963, some leading Japanese businessmen consulted with Kiwanis International about establishing the first Kiwanis Club in Japan. On January 24, 1964, the Tokyo Club was officially established.

Since then, the 229-member club, the biggest in Japan, has actively supported those in need. Members are proud of their most prominent activity: producing Kiwanis dolls for hospitalized children awaiting surgery. Since 2001, the 29 clubs of Japan have donated more than 60,000 dolls. The Japan clubs also lead the world by contributing an average of $638 per member to The Eliminate Project: eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus.

Join Japan District members at the Tokyo-Chiba convention in July and celebrate this milestone anniversary for the Tokyo club and the Asia-Pacific region!