Dean Hara

Dean Hara is Sales and Marketing Executive attended the University of Southern California, where he earned a B.S. and a M.B.A. specializing in general management, marketing and finance. He has more than 25 years of proven experience in the field of sales, marketing, and business development. He is the current Mie Ken Sansei–Kai President, and has faithfully served the youth and supported the efforts of Mie Kenjinkai for over 15 years.

Updated April 2009

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I Was Drafted into the Mie Kenjinkai Army

On June 3, 1989, I married Shirley Takigawa and unknowingly, I became a permanent member of the Mie Kenjinkai. My family was originally from Yamaguchi Ken on my mother’s side and Tottori Ken on my father’s side, but I soon discovered I had just been drafted into the Mie Ken army.

It started out innocently enough: attending picnics, annual dinners and other functions until my mother-in-law asked if I would be able to help with a few activities. She said we needed to have more participation from younger members and that the tasks would be easy. I knew ...

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