A Show of Support from Nippon Kan for the Ito Cup Kendo Tournament in Denver

July 15, 2010


July 15, 2010 Even with a busy schedule working at the Japanese Consulate in Denver, Kosei Ishikawa Sensei still finds the time to teach traditional Japanese Kendo in Denver. Ishikawa Sensei and Denver Ito dojo, www.denverkendo.com sponsors the Ito Cup tournament with competitors from Japan, all parts of the United States and Canada. In a spirit of kinship in the …

Bangladesh AHAN Activity Report

July 11, 2010


July 11, 2010 Materials Delivery Report from Bangladesh AHAN Bangladesh Coordinator, Maji Sarkar sent a delivery report in July of materials supplied by AHAN for the final stages of construction of the Madrasa Orphanage for girls in Dhaka.

Over 1000 Hours Logged in Attendance of Nippon Kan Shochyu Geiko Practice Marathon

July 2, 2010


Aug 2nd-30th, 2010 In August, 2010, Homma Kancho led a twenty four day practice marathon at Nippon Kan Headquarters Hombu dojo. In the summertime, some dojos hold week-long camps, but this challenge was held for twenty four days! One class per day was instructed by Homma Kancho as part of this marathon challenge and there were no additional fees charges …

Homma Kancho’s Overseas Seminar Instruction Report

June 24, 2010


Islamic Aikido Federation Seminar Casablanca, Morocco June 24-27, 2010 About 1000 aikidoka attended this seminar sponsored by the Royal Maroc Aikido Federation under Chief Instructor Alaoui M’Barek Sensei. This Islamic Aikido Federation seminar was the second seminar this year I have instructed in Casa Blanca. The seminar was held at the Mohammed V Sports Arena and attended by Islamic students …

Tokyo Pop “Best Otaku in the USA”- Filming at Nippon Kan Headquarters

June 11, 2010


July 11th, 2010 Japanese anime, cosplay (costume play) and otaku have all become quite popular in the United States and recently the Nippon Kan office was contacted by “Tokyo Pop” staff seeking to film at Nippon Kan for an upcoming special on the “Best Otaku in the USA”. Some of the younger Nippon Kan staff thought this was very cool …

Minoru Yasui Inn of Court 5th Annual Garden Party at Nippon Kan

June 10, 2010


June 10th, 2010 Over 125 Denver judges, lawyers and other members of the legal community in Denver gathered in the Nippon Kan gardens for this annual event. For the last five years, Judge Kerry Hada, a long time supporter and friend of AHAN has hosted this prestigious event. Every year, Homma Kancho, who is also head chef at Nippon Kan’s …

Bangladesh AHAN; Construction of the Madrasa Girls Orphanage Completed! Homma Kancho Visits

June 6, 2010


June 6th-8th, 2010 For the last four years, AHAN has been involved with the building of the Madrasa Islamic Orphanage and School for Girls in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This past spring the five story building was finally finished and Homma Kancho traveled to Bangladesh to check on the completed project. Currently there are on average 370 girls living at the orphanage …

Shin Shin Aiki Shuren Kai, Saito Jukucho Visits Aikidoka in Myanmar

May 26, 2010


May 26-June 5, 2010 Homma Kancho was accompanied by Shin Shin Aiki Shuren Kai no Saito Jukucho on his trip to Myanmar in May. Saito Jukucho accompanied Homma Kancho as an observer of AHAN international humanitarian projects in Myanmar. Saito Jukucho also met with Umya Sein Sensei, Chief Instructor of the Myanmar Aikikai New Organization in Yangon. www.myanmaraikikai-neworganization.com. This meeting …

Myanmar AHAN Learning Center; Five New Computers Donated!

May 26, 2010


May 26-June 5th, 2010 Nippon Kan Kancho, Gaku Homma visited Yangon, Myanmar in late May and early June of this year. The purpose of this visit was to research locations for a new permanent facility for the AHAN Learning Center in Yangon. On this trip, Homma Kancho hand carried five new computers donated by the Minoru Yasui Inn of Court …

New Patio Addition Finished

May 23, 2010


May 23rd, 2010 For the last few years, a traditional Mongolian ger (Mongolian nomadic house) has been on display in the Nippon Kan gardens. This year Homma Kancho decided to change the exhibit, turning the space into a traditional Japanese styled garden gazebo. The ger was first erected in 2004, for a visit to Nippon Kan by the President of …

State of Colorado Governors Proclamation; Nippon Kan Day

May 16, 2010


May 16th, 2010 Nippon Kan’s long-time dedication to community service in Denver was recognized by Colorado Governor, Bill Ritter with a proclamation declaring May 16th, 2010 “Nippon Kan Day”.

Nippon Kan General Headquarters and Homma Kancho highlighted in the Denver Post Newspaper

May 15, 2010


May 15th, 2010 Colorado’s largest daily newspaper, the Denver Post, did a feature article on Nippon Kan and Homma Kancho, published May 15th, 2010. The interview was conducted by Tina Griego, a popular Denver Post reporter and editorial contributor. Link here to read the article.http://www.denverpost.com/search/ci_15090772 .

Denver City Council Recognizes Homma Kancho and Nippon Kan

May 12, 2010


May 12, 2010 Homma Kancho and Nippon Kan were recognized in chambers at the Denver City Council monthly assembly at the Denver City and County Building on May 12, 2010. Councilwoman Judy Montero read the proclamation recognizing Homma Kancho and Nippon Kan’s 20 years of service and 60,000 meals served at the Denver Rescue Mission to the televised assembly. In …

19th Annual Spring Volunteer Project

May 5, 2010


June 5th, 2010 Nippon Kan students gathered in the early morning hours at Bear Creek Park in south Denver on June 5th, 2010.  About 70 students, family and friends set about spreading crusher fine on paths, clearing river trails and painting railings along the Bear Creek bike path and park. This project was organized in conjunction with the Denver Parks …

Minoru Yasui Inn of Court Joins AHAN Humanitarian Efforts in Myanmar

May 3, 2010


May 3rd, 2010 One of the American Inn of Courts, the Denver-based Minoru Yasui Inn of Court is active throughout all of Colorado. On May 3rd, 2010 a ceremony was held at Nippon Kan General Headquarters to accept the donation of five new computers for the Myanmar AHAN Learning Center by the Minoru Yasui Inn of Court Foundation. The Minoru …