On Sunday, April 17, the Idaho Japanese Association, the Idaho Korean Association and the Idaho Chinese Cultural and Business Center are hosting Idaho Japan Aid, a fundraiser for earthquake and tsunami relief for Japan at the Nampa Civic Center.
The event will begin at 1 p.m. with complimentary food and a no-host bar, but tickets will be required after 2 p.m., when performers will take the stage. Performances will include traditional Japanese music, bamboo dancers from the Philippines, a Japanese magic show, a singing performance by Miss Idaho Kylie Kofoed and more. The proceeds will go to the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief Fund.
KBOI Channel 2's Natalie Hurst will emcee the event, which will hopefully raise a considerable amount of money for Idaho Japan Aid to donate to the American Red Cross. The Nampa Civic Center waived the venue rental fee, allowing event organizers to maximize the amount of money raised.