Japanese American Community Events

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‘Gaman is Not Burnout: Identifying and Preventing Burnout in the Japanese American Community’

Japanese Community Youth Council 2012 Pine St., San Francisco, CA, United States

Japanese Community Youth Council / SF Torchbearers will host the “Gaman is Not Burnout: Identifying and Preventing Burnout in the Japanese American Community” event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at 2012 Pine St. in SF’s Japantown. Dr. Kayoko Yokoyama, educator and psychologist, and Ryan Kimura, JCYC Programs Director, will participate in the panel discussion. Dinner […]

‘AAPI Activism & Oral History Project’

San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin Annex 640 N. Fifth St, San Jose, CA, United States

The Japanese American Museum of San Jose announces the launch of the “AAPI Activism & Oral History Project” from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin Annex at 632 North Fifth St. in San Jose’s Japantown. The museum will present “a new oral history archive and engaging learning modules based […]

Free

‘Summer Kaiseki Workshop’

Larry Sokyo Tiscornia and Kimika Soka Takechi will host the “Summer Kaiseki Workshop” from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. PDT on Zoom. Learn how to make ichiju sansai, one soup, three dishes and rice. All registrants will receive the video recording link after the workshop. Easy to follow recipes will be provided.” Cost: Japanese Cultural […]

$25 – $30

Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs 4000 Truxel Road, Suite 3, Sacramento, CA, United States

My Sister’s House, Through Peace, APAPA, Compassion in Oakland and Tuff Love will hold a self-defense training and free mental health and victim support services to address hate crimes and incidents from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs at 4000 Truxel Road, Suite 3 in Sacramento, Calif. Registration opens at […]

‘Falls Prevention, Physical Activity, and Balance’

Yu-Ai Kai Japanese American Community Senior Service 588 North Fourth St, San Jose, CA, United States

Yu-Ai Kai will host Tamar Semerjian, San Jose State University professor and Kinesiology Department chair, who will lead the “Falls Prevention, Physical Activity, and Balance” workshop from 10 a.m. to noon at 588 North Fourth Street. In San Jose’s Japantown. Seating is limited for the free event. Register: https://yuaikai-kls-fallprevention.eventbrite.com. Info: staff@yuaikai.org or (408) 294-2505.

‘Creative Engagement of Next Gen Leaders’ virtual workshop

The California-Japan Sister Cities Network in partnership with the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco and the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles will host the “Creative Engagement of Next Gen Leaders” online workshop for “anyone involved in California-Japan sister city relationships,” from 5 to 7 p.m. PDT. “The Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City […]

‘S.F.’s Japantown History Mural’ meeting

JACL headquarters 1765 Sutter St., SF, CA, United States

Organizers will hold the 10th meeting for S.F.’s Japantown History Mural, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the JACL Headquarters, located 1765 Sutter St. in Japantown. To RSVP, visit https://www.sfjacl.org. Info, e-mail sfjacl@yahoo.com.

S.F. District 5 town hall meeting

City Attorney of San Francisco David Chiu will host a District 5 town hall meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. at Third Baptist Church of San Francisco at 1399 McAllister St. in S.F. Supervisor Dean Preston and SFPD representatives will also attend.

Omotesenke Domonkai Northern California’s 50th anniversary

Herbst Theatre 401 Van Ness Ave, SF, CA, United States

Omotesenke Domonkai Northern California will celebrate its 50th anniversary at the Herbst Theatre – San Francisco War Memorial at 401 Van Ness Ave. in S.F. from 10 to 11 a.m. RSVP for the free “Okencha お献茶” event online at https://omotesenke-domonkai-northern-ca.org/rsvp.

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‘Ripple Effect 2024: Walk for Suicide Prevention’

Torrance High School’s Zamperini Stadium 2200 W Carson St., Torrance, CA, United States

Changing Tides, a Little Tokyo Service Center program, will host the “Ripple Effect 2024: Walk for Suicide Prevention” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Torrance High School’s Zamperini Stadium at 2200 W Carson St. in Torrance, Calif. The parking lot for the event is northwest of the stadium off Crenshaw Blvd. Register: Adults: $40; […]

‘Nikkei Wine Summit 2024 – American Wine with Japanese Soul’

Toshizo Watanabe Culinary Cultural Center 244 S. San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA, United States

The “Nikkei Wine Summit 2024 – American Wine with Japanese Soul” will take place from 12:30 to 7 p.m. at the Toshizo Watanabe Culinary Cultural Center at 244 S. San Pedro St. in L.A.’s Little Tokyo. General admission to the event, which is for people 21 and older: $150. “Join Japanese American winemakers, proprietors, and […]

$150

Okaeri Matsuri

Okaeri Matsuri will run from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Terasaki Budokan at 249 South Los Angeles St. in L.A.’s Little Tokyo. The community festival “gathers our Nikkei LGBTQ+ community to celebrate queer joy, inspired by Japanese summer festivities! The event is free, open to all LGBTQ+ communities and friends, and will include: Odori/dancing, […]

free

‘Kintsukuroi’ screening

The Sophia, Home of B Street Theatre 2700 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA, United States

“Kintsukuroi” will screen from 1 to 5 p.m. at The Sophia, Home of B Street Theatre at 2700 Capitol Ave. in Sacramento, Calif. “Follow the lines of two Japanese American families from their homes in San Francisco and the Central Valley to the incarceration sites in the American West and the battlefields of Europe. This […]

‘Okinawan Migration to the United States’

J-Sei 1285 66th St., Emeryville, CA, United States

J-Sei and the Northern California Okinawan Kenjin Kai will host sociologist Jane H. Yamashiro, who will lead the “Okinawan Migration to the United States” event from 2-4 p.m. PT at 1285 66th St. in Emeryville, Calif. and online. “Okinawans have been migrating to the United States for over 100 years. They have come in two […]

Studio Gen’s ‘Cultural Bearers’ panel

Studio Gen on the second floor of the Japan Center East Mall in S.F.’s Japantown will host the “Cultural Bearers” panel featuring Japan Week/Japan Day participants at 7-8:30 p.m., featuring panelists from Brazil, Tokyo, Okinawa, Chicago and San Francisco.