Archives for March 2011

How you can help (a partial list)

  Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco The Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco has established a bank account to accept donations. Donations are planned to be remitted to the Japanese Red Cross Society. Send a check payable to Consulate General of Japan, attention to “Japan Earthquake Relief Fund” and send them to […]

Nikkei rush to aid victims during time of need

The Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC) has received more than $150,000 in donations, just a few days after launching the Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund March 11, following the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck Northern Japan the same day. This outpouring of support is the “Japanese American community’s response,” said […]

Book reviews of inconsequence: Kaira

In light of the recent events in Japan and other personal reasons, my blog will be a bit late on updating. Just letting all you eager readers know. I was meaning to write about racial injustice or something and link it up to Nazi Uniform wearing Japanese pop-bands, British nuclear fallout on press and anti-muslim […]

Tickets for ‘The A’s Welcome Hideki Matsui & Japanese Heritage Day’ on sale

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics are set to welcome Japanese baseball legend Hideki “Godzilla” Matsui to the Bay Area on Sunday, April 3 at “The A’s Welcome Hideki Matsui & Japanese Heritage Day” at the Oakland Coliseum, as the A’s take on Japanese superstar Ichiro Suzuki and the Seattle Mariners. The first 10,000 fans […]

Northern California Nisei Athletic Union: San Mateo Ryusei still undefeated in week 7

  Week 7 – February 26-27 Aye Plus 1 2 F Sac Samurai 27 41 68 SF Drakes 29 44 73 HIGH SCORERS Samurai: Irish – 17 Drakes: Uyeda – 23 1 2 F Sac Barons 27 37 64 Setai-Cossa 54 52 106 HIGH SCORERS Barons: M. Hironaka – 26 Setai-Cossa: Chi – 39 Aye […]

Nikkei Lions Club of SF presents $1,500 to Nichi Bei Foundation

LOVE FROM THE LIONS — The Nikkei Lions Club of San Francisco presented the Nichi Bei Foundation with $1,500 on March 2 at the Japanese Brasserie in San Francisco. (From left to right:) Kenji G. Taguma, Nichi Bei Foundation president; Tim Yamamura, Nichi Bei Foundation board member; and Kristina Boyd, Nikkei Lions Club of San […]

CONNECTING OVER COFFEE: Shin-Issei and Shin-Nisei discuss cultural nuances

Most people have never heard the phrase “Shin-Nisei,” including those to whom it applies. “I didn’t even know there was a term for someone like me whose parents are Japanese,” said Atsushi Miyamoto. His comment elicited sympathetic nods. More than 30 people had gathered for the first “Shin Nisei/Issei Coffee Date” organized by nihonmachiROOTS, a […]

Safekeeping ‘treasures’ and their stories for future generations

  “You can’t take it with you but you can leave it behind with meaning and purpose,” Rosalyn Tonai told a room of more than a dozen people gathered for the “Treasures Revealed” workshop on preserving artifacts from previous generations for the future. The event, held at the Japanese American Citizens League’s (JACL) national headquarters […]

Yu-Ai Kai workshop offers tips on how to maintain a healthy heart

SAN JOSE — Ed and Florence Takeda, both 80, take care of their hearts by working out at the gym on weekdays for two to three hours. They were among about 50 attendees at the Yu-Ai Kai/Japanese American Community Senior Service’s Kenko Series workshop, “Healthy Hearts,” held Feb. 26 at the Dr. James Akiyama Wellness […]

You know you’re Shin-Nisei/Issei when…

Culture •   You thought the idea of spam musubi (and chilli over rice!) was blasphemous •   You go karaoke and the first songs you want to sing are Arashi •   You have lots of clutter in your house •   You think it’s a little strange that some people have kimono, Japanese doll displays and Japanese […]

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