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Actor and philanthropist Shin Koyamada is keynote speaker at Shinnen Enkai event

9 Jan 2021 12:10 AM | JCSM Admin (Administrator)

The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui will feature Japanese American actor and producer Shin Koyamada as guest speaker at its virtual Shinnen Enkai celebration on Saturday, Jan. 23 at 6 p.m.

Koyamada is Chairman and CEO of Shinca Group managing multiple global businesses. He is best known worldwide for his roles in The Last Samurai and the Disney Channel original movie Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior.

Koyamada became eminent for his longtime global philanthropic efforts when his wife and he founded Koyamada International Foundation (KIF), a global NGO based in Los Angeles, California, to improve quality of people’s life by empowering global youth and women to reach their full potential and by providing humanitarian aid to promote global peace and sustainable development.

KIF has ambassadors and affiliates around the world and partnered with renowned United Nations agencies and international NGOs for its global programs such as youth leaderships, gender equality, disaster relief, people-to-people exchanges, extreme poverty and SDGs.

As Tokyo’s Olympics Ambassador for Karate, Koyamada holds black belts in Japanese and Korean martial arts, and won U.S. national championships in Chinese martial arts. He immigrated from Japan to the United States in June 2000 and is bilingual in Japanese and English.

Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available, and registration for the event is free at jcsmaui.org.

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