Speaker Panel: More Than Basketball with the Nikkei Basketball Heritage Association

November 18th, 2023

Speaker Panel: More Than Basketball with the Nikkei Basketball Heritage Association

November 18, 2023

Speaker panel hosted by the Nikkei Basketball Heritage Association featuring Japanese American community basketball league players and coaches, including Steven Chin, Keith Uyeda, Danielle Mizuiri, Patricia Lee and Trevor Tarm. Recorded at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California on Saturday, November 18, 2023.

For more information on the Nikkei Basketball Heritage Association, visit their website at: www.jabasketball.org

Healthy Living For Your Brain and Body with Michelle Makino of the Alzheimer’s Association

February 18th, 2023

Healthy Living For Your Brain and Body with Michelle Makino of the Alzheimer’s Association

February 18, 2023

“Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body” talk with volunteer community educator and member of the Board of Directors for both the Alzheimer’s Association and the Center for Age Friendly Excellence. Former manager for San Mateo County’s Aging and Adult Services Area Agency, Michelle L. Makino. Recorded by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California on February 18, 2023.

Guest Lecture: Japanese Diaspora In A WWII Incarceration Camp – Archaeology of Gila River with Koji Lau Ozawa

August 23rd, 2022

Guest Lecture: Japanese Diaspora In A WWII Incarceration Camp – Archaeology of Gila River with Koji Lau Ozawa

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Guest lecture by Koji Lau-Ozawa, Stanford University Archaeology Department PhD candidate on his archaeological field work conducted at the site of the Gila River, Arizona WWII incarceration camp.  Recorded at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California on Tuesday, August 23, 2022. Note: Out of respect to the privacy of the Gila River Indian tribe, all slides and photographs from the presentation containing sensitive location-specific information of closed tribal lands have been removed from the recording.

JA Talks: Language Instruction For Us By Us – A Discussion with the Co-Founders of Japanese For Nikkei

July 11th, 2022

JA Talks: Language Instruction For Us By Us – A Discussion with the Co-Founders of Japanese For Nikkei

July 11, 2022

Japanese American (JA) Talk with Mimi Okabe, PhD and Catherine Sachi Kikuchi, MA, TESL, Japanese Canadian co-founders of the online Japanese language learning platform Japanese For Nikkei. Originally recorded by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California on July 11, 2022.

For more information on Japanese For Nikkei’s online language courses, go to: http://www.japanesefornikkei.com

Japanese For Nikkei Discount for Center Members!

We are pleased to announce the Center’s newest partnership with Japanese For Nikkei! Members of the Center are eligible to receive a $50 discount off the earlybird enrollment price for Japanese For Nikkei’s Fall course beginning in September, and are now eligible for a $60-75 enrollment discount year-round. Please contact the Center’s Programs Department directly at programsevents@jccccnc.org to receive your discount code.

 

JA Talks: Working in Japan with Angie Chavez of Japan Crate and SugoiMart, 12-10-21

December 10th, 2021

JA Talks: Working in Japan with Angie Chavez of Japan Crate and SugoiMart

December 10, 2021

Japanese American (JA) Talk with former social media manager of online retailer Japan Crate and SugoiMart, Angie Chavez. Angie discusses how she went from teaching English in Japan to freelancing and eventually working in a Japan-based online retailer and launching and creating video content for the company’s globally followed TikTok account. Originally recorded by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California on December 10, 2021.

For more information on the the Center’s programs and activities, go to: https://www.jcccnc.org/

Tadaima: WWII Camp Survivor Memorial Flag-Signing Tour with Judge Johnny Gogo and Friends

September 29th, 2021

Tadaima: WWII Camp Survivor Memorial Flag-Signing Tour with Judge Johnny Gogo and Friends

September 29, 2021

Recording of Tadaima 2021 panel discussion of Judge Johnny Gogo’s WWII camp survivor 48-star memorial flag signing tour. Recorded by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

Join us for a special speaker’s panel, part of this year’s community-wide Tadaima virtual pilgrimage lineup of daily virtual programs on the Japanese American WWII incarceration with panelists Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Johnny Gogo; Bacon Sakatani, Heart Mountain Survivor; Brad Pearson, author of The Eagles of Heart Mountain; Kiyo Sato-Nunneley, Poston Survivor. Judge Gogo will share with us his personal project to honor the memory of the Japanese American community’s mass incarceration by going on a national tour to bring WWII-era 48-star flags to Japanese American communities and WWII camp sites for camp survivors to sign. The tour will culminate on Fred Korematsu Day on January 30, when the signed flags will be donated to the Japanese American Museum of San Jose and the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo.

Judge Gogo will share with the community the inspiration behind his project as well as the connections and bonds he has made with members of the community along the way, including Heart Mountain survivor Bacon Sakatani, Bradford Pearson, author of The Eagles of Heart Mountain: A True Story of Football, Incarceration, and Resistance in World War II America, and Poston survivor Kiyo Sato-Nunneley. Additionally, Judge Gogo will share upcoming tour dates and locations for any camp survivors who would like to sign the flags.

 

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Tadaima 2021: Nikkei Spaces on College Campuses – Community Small Group Discussion

September 28th, 2021

Tadaima 2021: Nikkei Spaces on College Campuses – Community Small Group Discussion

September 28, 2021

 

Recording of Tadaima 2021 small group discussion of Nikkei Spaces on College Campuses. Recorded by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California on Tuesday, September 28, 2021.

Panelists: Yoko Federenko, Past President/Founder, University of Washington Nikkei Student Union; Fumia Abe-Nornes, University of Michigan Japanese Student Association; Emiko Kranz, Past President, Southern California Intercollegiate Nikkei Council
Moderator: Ayako Tishler, University of Michigan Japan Student Association Alumnus

Cultural organizations across college campuses provide a space for students to find community through cultural connection. These organizations serve many purposes; social groups, practice for cultural traditions, language resources, advocacy, professional development, etc. Whether a Nikkei Student Union, Japan Student Association, Asian American Student Union, cultural performance groups, etc., what roles do these organizations play on college campuses? How are they similar, how do they differ? Who joins a cultural organization? Join the community as we discuss Nikkei spaces on college campuses.

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Tadaima 2021 Author Talk – Japanese American Newspapers Before, During and After WWII & Civil Rights Activist Sei Fujii

September 20th, 2021

Tadaima 2021 Panel Discussion – Japanese American Newspapers Before, During and After WWII & Civil Rights Activist Sei Fujii

September 20, 2021

Tadaima 2021 panel discussion on Japanese American newspapers and issei civil rights pioneer Sei Fujii. Recorded by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California on Fridayay, September 20, 2021.

Join us for an online author talk and speaker’s panel as part of this year’s community-wide Tadaima virtual pilgrimage lineup of daily virtual programs on the Japanese American WWII incarceration with Brian Niiya, Ellen Endo, Bill Watanabe and Jeffrey Gee Chin, author of the forthcoming book, A Rebel’s Outcry: Biography of Issei Civil Rights Leader Sei Fujii (1882-1954), published by the Little Tokyo Historical Society. Japanese American periodicals have played a critical role in informing and representing the community before, during, and after WWII. In times when the Nikkei community was silenced by racially-biased laws and incarceration, periodicals provided the opportunity to have their voices heard. This program explores the nuances of this representation, and the role of the press back then as well as its impact today. Selected discussion topic is the life and legacy of Sei Fujii, Issei civil rights activist and founder of the bilingual Kashu Mainichi (The Japan California Daily News). Panelists include Brian Niiya, Ellen Endo, Bill Watanabe, and Jeffrey Gee Chin, moderated by Denise Dador.

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Tadaima 2021: Shin Nikkei and WWII Incarceration – Community Small Group Discussion

September 12th, 2021

Tadaima 2021: Shin Nikkei and WWII Incarceration – Community Small Group Discussion

September 12, 2021

Tadaima 2021 small group discussion on Shin Nikkei and WWII Incarceration, recorded by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California on Sunday, September 12, 2021.

For families of Shin Nikkei, those of Japanese descent who did not emigrate from Japan until after WWII, the dominant narrative of the Japanese American community’s wartime incarceration is not one that immediately speaks to their own experience. These varied historical experiences and legacies remain rooted and linked by common Japanese ancestry, yet the perspective of Shin Nikkei when considering how the collective experiences help define the Japanese American community adds yet another facet to what it means to be Nikkei.

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Tadaima 2021 Author Talk – Becoming Nisei: Japanese American Urban Lives in Prewar Tacoma

September 10th, 2021

Tadaima 2021 Author Talk – Becoming Nisei: Japanese American Urban Lives in Prewar Tacoma

September 10, 2021

Tadaima 2021 author talk with Dr. Lisa M. Hoffman and Dr. Mary L. Hanneman, authors of Becoming Nisei: Japanese American Urban Lives in Prewar Tacoma. Moderated by Greg Tanbara. Recorded by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California on Fridayay, September 10, 2021.

About Author Dr. Lisa M. Hoffman: Lisa Hoffman came to UW Tacoma in the fall of 2002. She received her BA in Philosophy from Yale University (1988), her MA in China Regional Studies from UW Seattle’s Jackson School of International Studies (1992) and her Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology at UC Berkeley (2000). She defines her interdisciplinary and yet anthropological work as anthropology of the urban. Broadly speaking, her scholarship has focused on questions of power, governing and social change, with a particular interest in subjectivity. Geographically, the majority of her work has been located in urban China, with an extension of these organizing questions into other realms in the United States, such as homelessness, ethnic identity, and the molecularization of life. Her analytical approach has been strongly influenced by the work of Michel Foucault – especially in terms of how she thinks about power, technologies of governing, and subject formation processes. In all research projects, she examines practices, techniques, and mechanisms of governing that are not confined to institutional or sovereign spaces. In addition, her scholarship continues to ask questions about the mutual constitution of spatiality and subjectivity, whether in global city-building, second-generation Japanese American urban identity, or relationships between biomedical ecosystems and “local cultures.”

About Author Dr. Mary L. Hanneman Dr. Mary Hanneman earned her Ph.D. in Modern Japanese History from the University of Washington Seattle. Dr. Hanneman’s dissertation focus involved looking at pre-WWII political nationalism in Japan; Dr. Hanneman’s research interests continue in this area and have branched out into looking at comparative nationalisms and issues of national identity, with teaching focus on modern East Asia, where she teaches upper and lower division courses on modern Japan, China and Korea. One of her favorite courses to teach is about WWII in Asia, “The Pacific War,” which she enjoys teaching because it provides such an intersection of the histories and experiences of the East Asian countries. Dr. Hanneman has also been involved in running a summer study abroad program in China for nearly the past decade.

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