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Kimochi Inc. will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a gala fundraising dinner at 6 p.m. at the Hotel Nikko Ballroom, 222 Mason St. in SF. Steve Nakajo, executive director and Sandy Ouye Mori, retired development director, the nonprofit’s founders and original organizers, will be honored. Ayako Hosokawa, jazz and ballad vocalist, will provide entertainment. The Shiota Osabe Trio and guest artist Bob Kenmotsu on tenor saxophone, also will perform. Rick Quan of KGO-TV will host a live auction.The ticket price is $175. All proceeds will benefit Kimochi’s work. Info: www.kimochi-inc.org, or contact Wes Nihei or Steve Nakajo at (415) 931-2294.