Archives for April 2010

THE KAERU KID: Having a Ball in the Baltics, Part 1

During my younger days I once traveled through Europe with a group from Canada, Great Britain, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand on Kon-Tiki Tours staying in campgrounds. It was an economical way to travel, but I didn’t like it because the campgrounds were not near city centers. The main value was meeting people from […]

Young Leaders Organize Peers to Discuss SF J-Town’s Future

On March 27, a group of youth and young adults gathered for a day of discussion about ways they can play an active role in shaping the future of San Francisco’s Japantown. Frustrated by the current draft of Japantown’s Better Neighborhood Plan (BNP), which will inform the future of its development for decades to come, […]

Final Northern California Japanese American Senior Centers Shinnen Kai Held

Roz Enomoto remembers the excitement of the first Shinnen Kai (New Year’s Celebration) 29 years ago at the College of San Mateo. “I was a charter member and organized the first Shinnen Kai. I remember that we had 700 people, it was mammoth. I like the gathering of Japanese Americans,” said Enomoto, the retired director […]

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