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Target Health Joins Charity Event Sponsored by the Nippon Club and JCCI

 

The 14th Annual Gala Music and Dinner Cruise. A special Charity event presented by the Nippon Club and JCCI and – July 18, 2017. A Special Charity event at Hudson River Park Pier 40, New York City

 

The Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York, Inc. shared the video from the evening in the YouTube link. If you look closely at this video, you can catch glimpses of Target Health Inc.’s Representative Mui Ying Kwan, at the event. Ms. Kwan also took all of the photographs.

 

This summer, Target Health Inc., a member of the Nippon Club for 27 years, managed to stay cool, be philanthropic and at the same time participate in the 14th Annual music and dinner cruise presented by the Nippon club in collaboration with the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) of New York. Sponsors include companies such as American Airlines, Mitsubishi and Hitachi America. The Annual special charity cruise is in support of the Japanese American social services, Inc (JASSI). Established in 1981, JASSI aim to improve the quality of life of people living in the NY tri-state area through workshops, hotlines and recreational events on Health insurance, emergency preparedness, hospital procedures, immigration and suicide prevention. All these services are provided for no fee whatsoever to both young and old.

 

The cruise set sail from Hornblower Landing at the Hudson River Park, Pier 40 this past Tuesday evening. There was a buzz of excitement and anticipation as passengers boarded the ship and the boat began to depart. The hors d’oeuvre, such as Butterfly shrimp with mango salsa and fresh asparagus tips wrapped in smoked salmon with a light dusting of bonito flakes served during the cocktail reception were delectable. The passengers toasted their glasses while looking out at the spectacular views of New York City. The cruise got off to a fast start with a sea of architectural skyscrapers flashing by. There was the Freedom Tower, the Empire State Building and then suddenly the Brooklyn Bridge! After the reception, the guests took their seats in the dining area while Rebecca Cass, the coordinator of Japanese Chamber of commerce and industry (JCCI) of New York, gave her warm welcome

 

During the three-course dinner, the diners at each table introduced themselves to one another. Target Health’s cultural liaison was sitting next to a wonderful long time philanthropic couple and across from Terumusa Yamada, president of Ad-Boutique, a digital graphics company based in Manhattan and his colleague. Mr. Yamada’s clients include the Nippon club. In addition to the magnificent views of the New York Skyline and the Statue of Liberty, there were two lively performances during dinner.

 

The first performance were the Taiko drums. call Soh-Daiko a Taiko drumming group on the east coast that was established in 1979 in New York. The inspiring repertoire included compositions from the Japanese Shinto music tradition. Also, presented were Taiko arrangements combined with modern compositions from the group members. Next came a dance performance of the Bon Odori, a traditional local Japanese dance also known as the Festival of Souls. The dance is usually performed during the summer around July, around the Obon Festival, which is a Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the spirits of ancestors. Originally a Nenbutsu folk dance to welcome the spirits of dead. The dance varies from each region in Japan. The typical Bon dance consist of people dancing in a circle.

 

After the performance, the guests were encouraged to learn the Bon Odori style dance and danced to music in a large circle. At the end of the dinner and dancing, it was time for the charity raffle drawing. The raffle prizes included a 4 pairs of round trip tickets to any American Airlines destination, a stay at New York Hilton Midtown or a weekend at Kitano hotel. An iPad mini and Shiseido gift bags. A dining neighbor, Mr. Terumusa Yamada president of AD-Boutiques Inc. in New York City turned out to be the lucky Winner of the night. He won two prizes one of which is the grand prize- a pair of round trip tickets to any American Airlines destination. It was a festive evening filled with wonderful food, music, dance and great raffle prizes – a perfect end to the month of July.

 

This is the beginning of the gala Nippon Club Charity Dinner Cruise. Guest lining up to board the cruise for the 14th annual music and dinner Charity cruise at Hornblower Landing at Hudson River Park Pier 40. © Target Health Inc.

 

Charity dinner cruise at Hudson River Park Pier 40, New York City: Some of the guest are wearing Yakuta, casual kimono for the summer. Complimentary hand fans are handed out prior to boarding the cruise. © Target Health Inc.

 

Nippon Club & JCCI’s Dinner Cruise on the Hudson, New York City: Guest on board are enjoying themselves at the cocktail reception just prior to departure. © Target Health Inc.

 

Nippon Club & JCCI’s Dinner Cruise on the Hudson, New York City: After the cocktail reception the guests were seated for a 3-course dinner while enjoying the amazing views of the city. ©Target Health Inc.

 

Nippon Club & JCCI’s Dinner Cruise on the Hudson, New York City: Mr. Terumasa Yamada of Ad-Boutique Inc., a New York graphics company enjoying the splendid views of New York city. ©Target Health Inc.

 

At a lovely table by the window, guests are enjoying themselves at the Nippon Club Charity Dinner Cruise. Here sipping a cool cocktail, is Mui Ying Kwan, Cultural Liaison at Target Health Inc. ©Target Health Inc.

 

Nippon Club & JCCI’s Dinner Cruise on the Hudson, New York City: Welcome remarks and check presentation for the Japanese American Social Services Inc (Jassi). Hosted by Rebecca Cass coordinator of the Japanese Chamber of commerce and industry (JCCI) with Hideki Kungungi, from Nippon Airways dinner chairman. ©Target Health Inc.

 

Nippon Club & JCCI’s Dinner Cruise on the Hudson, New York City: Presentation of the check in which the portion of the proceeds from this year’s music and dinner cruise from contributors and sponsors will go to the Japanese American social services, Inc. established in 1981, the Japanese American social services, Inc. aim to improve the quality of life of people living in the NY tri-state area through workshops, hotlines and recreational events on Health insurance, emergency preparedness, hospital procedures, immigration and suicide prevention. All these services are provided for no fee whatsoever to both young and old. ©Target Health Inc.

 

Nippon Club & JCCI’s Dinner Cruise on the Hudson, New York City: Target Health on the cruise with Rebecca Cass, the coordinator of Japanese Chamber of commerce and industry (JCCI) of New York. ©Target Health Inc.

 

Nippon Club & JCCI’s Dinner Cruise on the Hudson, New York City: Socializing with long time Patrons of the Nippon club and JJCI. Target Health Inc. Cultural Liaison is on the right. ©Target Health Inc.

 

 

City Views

Happy guests as the Nippon Club Charity Dinner Cruise pulls out of the harbor. © Target Health Inc.

 

Nippon Club & JCCI’s Dinner Cruise on the Hudson, New York City: passengers taking pictures of the city. © Target Health Inc.

 

Nippon Club & JCCI’s Dinner Cruise on the Hudson, New York City: Close-up of the Brooklyn Bridge. © Target Health Inc.

 

Nippon Club & JCCI’s Dinner Cruise on the Hudson, New York City: Passing the iconic Statue of liberty. © Target Health Inc.

 

Nippon Club & JCCI’s Dinner Cruise at night on the Hudson, New York City. © Target Health Inc.

 

Dinner and Cocktails

Nippon Club & JCCI’s Dinner Cruise on the Hudson, New York City: The passengers toast their glasses of champagne with strawberries as the cruise takes off. ©Target Health Inc.

 

Nippon Club & JCCI’s Dinner Cruise on the Hudson, New York City: The three-course dinner starts out with a delicious butter lettuce salad drizzled with a generous amount of lemon chive vinaigrette. Mmmm © Target Health Inc.

 

Nippon Club & JCCI’s Dinner Cruise on the Hudson, New York City: The dinner entr?e of seared pepper crusted sirloin and herb crusted salmon served with tomato squash Gratin, whipped Yukon Potatoes and wild mushroom Demi-Glace is perfectly paired with a refreshing glass of Sauvignon Blanc. ©Target Health Inc.

 

Nippon Club & JCCI’s Dinner Cruise on the Hudson, New York City: Dessert of cheese cake with whipped cream, fresh strawberries and of course, more champagne. ©Target Health Inc.

 

Great Performances

Nippon Club & JCCI’s Dinner Cruise on the Hudson, New York City: A riveting musical performance by Soh-Daiko a Taiko drumming group on the east coast that was established in 1979 under the guidance of the New York Buddhist church. The repertoire includes inspiration from the compositions from the Japanese Shinto music tradition, Taiko arrangements combined with the modern compositions from the group members. © Target Health Inc.

 

Nippon Club & JCCI’s Dinner Cruise on the Hudson, New York City: Taiko drumming mixing traditional Japanese Shinto music with modern compositions. ©Target Health Inc.

 

Nippon Club & JCCI’s Dinner Cruise on the Hudson, New York City: The second part of the entertainment is a dance performance call Bon Odori, a traditional Japanese dance performed during the summer around Obon to welcome the spirits of deceased back. The typical Bon dance consist of people dancing in a circle. ©Target Health Inc.

 

Nippon Club & JCCI’s Dinner Cruise on the Hudson, New York City: After the performance, the guest are encouraged to learn the Bon Odori style dance. Guests are dancing to music in a large circle. © Target Health Inc.

 

Lucky Winners of the raffle drawing

Nippon Club & JCCI’s Dinner Cruise on the Hudson, New York City: Terumusa Yamada president of AD-Boutiques Inc. is the lucky winner of the night. Winning two prizes. Here he is holding the winning raffle tickets with his colleague. ©Target Health Inc.

 

Nippon Club & JCCI’s Dinner Cruise on the Hudson, New York City: Terumusa Yamada president of AD-Boutiques Inc. in New York City is the lucky Winner of the night, winning the grand prize – a pair of round trip tickets to any American Airlines destination. ©Target Health Inc

 

Nippon Club & JCCI’s Dinner Cruise on the Hudson, New York City: Beautiful sunset for a gala occasion! © Target Health Inc.

 

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