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Last Updated (Wednesday, 01 September 2021 11:34)


28 March 1965 – 04 August 2021

With deep sadness, we inform you of the passing of Mr. Katsumi Jinbo, our General Secretary of Kumamoto YMCA, on 4 August 2021, after battling cancer. Mr Jinbo started his career in Kumamoto YMCA in 1990 as a coordinator for youth education and then a manager in the international and financial division before he became the General Secretary in Toyama YMCA, then Kumamoto YMCA. He had made significant contributions to our YMCA with his hard work and leadership. Our staff, as well as many people who know him, mourn his loss.

Mr Jinbo’s life journey in YMCA (1990 - 2021)

• Coordinator of youth education (April 2001 - March 2002)
• Coordinator of International and Community Relations (ICR) division (April 2002 - march 2006)
• Chief of Secretariat in Kumamoto YMCA College (April 2006 - March 2007)
• Executive Director of Chuo-YMCA (April 2007 - March 2010)
• Vice-principal of Kumamoto YMCA College (April 2010 - March 2014)
• Executive director in financial division (April 2014 - March 2015)
• Executive director in the incorporated foundation for the public interest (April 2015 - March 2018)
• Vice General Secretary of Kumamoto YMCA (April 2018 - March 2019)
• General Secretary of Toyama YMCA (April 2019 - March 2020)
• Vice General Secretary of Kumamoto YMCA (April 2020 - March 2021)
• General Secretary of Kumamoto YMCA / Principal of Kumamoto YMCA College (April 2021 - August 2021)

Excerpt from the message of Mr Jinbo, “Through meeting members, Y’s men’s Club, government, various organizations, companies, alliances, overseas YMCA, and other people, I once again experienced the significance of YMCA's existence in the region. We have been working on YMCA's work through a division of going on to higher education, with the highest priority on the satisfaction of our members. However, the YMCA, which works in 120 countries and regions, has... I realized at the ICR why the YMCA has worked in such a way and has been needed by the local community, and I was able to go to various countries such as Thailand, Sri Lanka, South Korea, and Singapore to connect on the importance of partnerships, poverty, and disparity issues in Asia.”

Executive Director
Kumamoto YMCA