Being JAJCCCNC and the San Francisco JACL Chapter Present: A Conversation and Booksigning with Author Gil Asakawa on “Being Japanese American, A JA Sourcebook for Nikkei, Hapa… and Their Friends”

Join us for a FREE discussion sessionand booksigning with author Gil Asakawa on the newly revised edition of his book, “Being Japanese American, A JA Sourcebook for Nikkei, Hapa… and Their Friends” on Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 1:30pm at the JCCCNC Issei Memorial Hall (downstairs).

Gil Asakawa is a Denver-based Japanese American writer and is a  regular contributor to the JACL’s national newspaper, The Pacific Citizen, as well as author of the blog Nikkei View.

This fun and entertaining sourcebook is a celebration of Japanese American history and heritage.  While detailing favorite foods, customs, words, games and holidays, it explores the painful history of immigration and WWII Internment, with suggestions for connecting to your Japanese American community and passing on traditions across generations and into intermarried families.

 This revised edition has fresh interviews with Japanese Americans about their life experiences and explores contemporary Japanese pop culture like anime and j-pop, with information on traveling to Japan with resources on the Web.

For more information or to RSVP, e-mail sfjacl@yahoo.com