Japanese government honors NorCal Cherry Blossom Festival leaders

Dozens of community members associated with the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival gathered at the official residence of Consul General of Japan in San Francisco Hiroshi Inomata on the evening of May 30 to honor the work of the festival’s General Committee. The evening celebrated the presentation of the Commendation of the Minister for Foreign […]

JCCCNC celebrates 25 years, honors longtime community fixtures

The Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC) celebrated its 25th year since opening at 1840 Sutter St., with a night of entertainment, auctions and Hawaiian comfort food. More than 400 JCCCNC supporters attended the “25 Years of Opening Our Doors” fundraiser, held Sept. 24 at the center, which is located in San […]

Lotus Preschool in San Jose’s Japantown turns 25, celebrates the love

SAN JOSE — Kids anxiously waited outside the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose to catch a peek of their favorite teacher, “Miss Lynne,” and to celebrate Lotus Preschool’s 25th anniversary. “I don’t think she knew it would be this big or last this long,” George Yamaichi, Lynne Santo Yamaichi’s husband, said of the last […]

Nominations being accepted for Okamoto volunteer and leadership awards

The committee for the 2011 Kay Okamoto Volunteer Award and Takeo Okamoto Leadership Award announced on June 16 that they are now accepting nominations for two awards to recognize individuals who “demonstrate a deep concern for the Nikkei community within which they actively participate.” The award recipients will receive a total prize of $1,000 each, […]