J-Chat Japanese Language Lesson for Beginners and Intermediate Speakers with Dr. Lisa Hofmann-Kuroda

September 23rd, 2022

J-Chat Japanese Language Lesson for Beginners and Intermediate Speakers with Dr. Lisa Hofmann-Kuroda

September 23, 2022

Japanese language lesson for beginner and intermediate Japanese conversational learners by Dr. Lisa Hofmann-Kuroda as part of the monthly J-Chat virtual conversational Japanese language exchange program of the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC/the Center), sponsored by the JET Alumni Association of Northern California (JETAANC). Recorded by the Center on Friday, September 23, 2022. Lesson slides available for download at: https://www.jcccnc.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/J-Chat-Lesson-Materials-Lesson-17-9-23-22.pdf

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.

Chabana Flower Arrangement Virtual Workshop – August 2022

August 20th, 2022

Chabana Flower Arrangement Virtual Workshop – August 2022

August 20, 2022

Video recording of Chabana Flower Arrangement virtual workshop taught by Larry Sokyo Tiscornia and Kimika Soko Takechi. Recorded by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California on Saturday, August 20, 2022.

J-Chat Japanese Language Lesson for Beginners and Intermediate Speakers with Dr. Lisa Hofmann-Kuroda

August 19th, 2022

J-Chat Japanese Language Lesson for Beginners and Intermediate Speakers with Dr. Lisa Hofmann-Kuroda

August 19, 2022

Japanese language lesson for beginner and intermediate Japanese conversational learners by Dr. Lisa Hofmann-Kuroda as part of the monthly J-Chat virtual conversational Japanese language exchange program of the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC/the Center), sponsored by the JET Alumni Association of Northern California (JETAANC). Recorded by the Center on Friday, August 19, 2022. Lesson slides available for download at: https://www.jcccnc.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/J-Chat-Lesson-Materials-Lesson-16-8-19-22.pdf

The Joy of Matsuri Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Tabemasho

August 9th, 2022

The Joy of Matsuri will bring the community together to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Center’s Tabemasho fundraising event. Enjoy eating fine restaurant and festival foods with the community while supporting our mission.

This year, we are excited to introduce the delicacies from the town of Oshu, located in the Iwate Prefecture. Famous for their premium sake and Maesawa beef, one of the best in Japan!

The festival will take place in our Nisei Community Hall-Gymnasium for the first time in two years.

Come join us for a fun night celebrating community and the Center!

RSVP by Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Click here to learn more and to RSVP!

Kaiseki Virtual Cooking Workshop – Summer 2022

July 23rd, 2022

Kaiseki Virtual Cooking Workshop – Summer 2022

July 23, 2022

Kaiseki Virtual Cooking Workshop – Summer 2022 taught by Larry Sokyo Tiscornia and Kimika Soko Takechi. Recorded by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California on Saturday, July 23, 2022.

J-Chat Japanese Language Lesson for Beginners and Intermediate Speakers with Dr. Lisa Hofmann-Kuroda

July 22nd, 2022

J-Chat Japanese Language Lesson for Beginners and Intermediate Speakers with Dr. Lisa Hofmann-Kuroda

July 22, 2022

Japanese language lesson for beginner and intermediate Japanese conversational learners by Dr. Lisa Hofmann-Kuroda as part of the monthly J-Chat virtual conversational Japanese language exchange program of the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC/the Center), sponsored by the JET Alumni Association of Northern California (JETAANC). Recorded by the Center on Friday, July 22, 2022. Lesson slides available for download at: https://www.jcccnc.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/J-Chat-Lesson-Materials-Lesson-15-7-22-22.pdf

J-Chat sessions are held on the 3rd Friday of each month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Pacific Time, and consist of a short language lesson for beginning and intermediate speakers, followed by small breakout groups of program participants facilitated by Japanese-speaking volunteers. Small groups are assigned based on skill level (beginner, intermediate, and advanced). Lesson slides are provided in advance of each session, and session recordings are provided Registration fees: $3 Center members, $5 general public, free registration for volunteer facilitators and JETAANC members with promo code.

Register for the next J-Chat session online: http://bit.ly/jchatconversation
More information on the Center: https://www.jcccnc.org
More information on JETAANC: http://www.jetaanc.org

2022 Sweepstakes Raffle

July 13th, 2022
(Posted 7/13/2022)
Tickets are on sale for our 2022 Sweepstakes Raffle that supports our mission of preserving and promoting our Japanese cultural heritage for future generations!

This year’s Sweepstakes includes THREE early bird drawings for a combined $900 in gift certificates to Japantown restaurants and retailers. Our first Early Bird Drawing is on July 21st and the deadline to submit, July 15th, is this Friday! Our Live Drawing of our Sweepstakes Grand Prizes will be on Saturday, September 17th at our annual TABEMASHO fundraiser.

Grand Prizes Include:

  • Japan Trip: two roundtrip economy tickets to Japan sponsored by Japan Airlines
  • Hawaii Trip for Two: miles for two roundtrip tickets to Hawaii courtesy of Hawaiian Airlines, two nights at Prince Waikiki courtesy of Prince Waikkiki
  • $1,000 gift card to Airbnb

Ticket prices: 9 for $100, 3 for $50, or $25 each.

Sweepstakes orders must be submitted by calling our office at 415-567-5505 or by mailing in an order form which can be downloaded from our website at this link. To learn more about our 2022 Sweepstakes, visit bit.ly/2022sweepstakes or email enielsen@jcccnc.org.

Mochi Magic – Summer 2022 Virtual Cooking Workshop

July 12th, 2022

Mochi Magic – Summer 2022 Virtual Cooking Workshop

July 12, 2022

Mochi Magic – Summer 2022 virtual cooking workshop with chef Kaori Becker, author of the Mochi Magic cookbook. Workshop menu: mochi pancakes with red bean and whipped cream, red bean-filled mochi cupcakes. Recorded by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California on July 12, 2022.

Order your copy of the Mochi Magic cookbook at http://bit.ly/mochimagiccookbook

More information on Kaori Becker’s other cooking content and her mochi shop in Columbus, Ohio, check out her social media! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kaoriskitchen ; Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/the.mochi.shop

 

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.