J-Sei event addresses aging issues in Japanese American community

ALAMEDA, Calif. — J-Sei, formerly Japanese American Services of the East Bay, held its “Sansei! Are you prepared to live to 100?” event as part of its “J-Sei Saturday Morning Series on Oct. 9 at the Buena Vista United Methodist Church in Alameda, Calif. The event — which brought together a panel of specialists in […]

RABBIT RAMBLINGS: Interest in wartime incarceration of Japanese Americans continues

As time goes by, I am struck by the enduring interest in the WWII Japanese American concentration camp experience. I am still writing an occasional book review for an Asian American newspaper in Seattle, the International Examiner, and the books usually have some connection to the camps. For instance, the last two books I’ve been […]

Kabocha the key to Curry Cook-Off concoction

Carol Park-Li and her daughter Tamako had more than their fill of curry over the past several weeks, as the two experimented with various recipes in anticipation of a friendly competition. But in the end, mother appeared to know best as she ended up winning top honors at the eighth annual Japanese American Religious Federation […]

Little Tokyo’s Aratani/Japan America Theatre to close for repair in Jan. 2011

LOS ANGELES — The Aratani Japan America Theatre of the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC) will close for repairs and upgrades on Jan. 31, 2011, the organization said. “Our theatre is nearly 30 years old,” said JACCC Executive Director Chris Aihara, “and there are necessary repairs that we now need to address. It […]

Cherry Blossom Alumnae’s conference considers incarceration and its legacy

On Oct. 3, the Cherry Blossom Alumnae (CBA) held its third annual CBA Conference at the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco’s Japantown. Panelists representing four generations of Japanese Americans came together to discuss the theme, “Internment’s Impact on Generations of Japanese Americans.” Nikkei actor Tamlyn Tomita and filmmaker, actor and performance artist Lane Nishikawa served […]

Celebrating 30 years of activism

LOS ANGELES — Members and friends of the Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress (NCRR) celebrated the activist organization’s achievements, especially its victorious campaign for redress, during its 30th anniversary party on Sept. 25 in Little Tokyo. The 45 celebrants at the Teramachi condominium complex were treated to a potluck lunch, viewed a video about […]

JCCCNC’s ‘Tabemasho’ fundraiser celebrates family and food

On Sept. 25, the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC) filled with food and family for its biggest annual fundraising event, “Tabemasho.” The warm air buzzed with conversation and brimmed with the rich, tempting smells of appetizers prepared by more than 10 guest chefs, a fitting atmosphere for the event’s theme “from […]

JASEB expands mission, renames itself J-Sei and hires new executive director

BERKELEY, Calif. — Japanese American Services of the East Bay (JASEB) announced on Sept. 22 two major developments in its 39-year history. Following a rebranding process, the agency has changed its name to J-Sei, to reflect the recent expansion of its mission. The agency said in a statement that it will “continue to serve seniors, […]

LETTERS: San Francisco’s Japantown and Boy Scouts Troop 58

Many experiences of the past are stored in our minds. Being able to “recall and relive the past” is a precious and emotional experience when it comes our way. An example is meeting an old friend and finding moments of joy in talking about the “old days.” These experiences are usually personal and passers-by usually […]

S.F. / Bay Area Nikkei Singles of JCCCNC scholarship available

The S.F./Bay Area Nikkei Singles of the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California will present one scholarship for $ 1,500 to a graduating high school senior or post-secondary education student. Applicants must also be member of a single-parent home. Students must be planning to continue their education at an institute of higher learning […]

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