Tabemasho: 35th Anniversary Since Opening Our Doors

October 5th, 2021

(Posted 10/5/2021) Join us on Saturday, October 16, 2021, as we celebrate 35 years since opening our doors.  Our celebration will take place virtually on our website and Facebook page beginning at 4:00 pm.  Our program will be available to view anytime after 4:00 pm.  To learn more and to view our event visit our Tabemasho page.

Virtual Tea Tasting Workshop with Rona Tison of ITO EN

October 3rd, 2021

Virtual Tea Tasting Workshop with Rona Tison of ITO EN

October 3, 2021

Virtual Tea Tasting Workshop taught by Rona Tison, Executive Vice President of Corporate Relations and PR for Ito En North America, Inc. Recorded by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California on Sunday, October 3, 2021.

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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Fall 2021 Kaiseki Virtual Cooking Workshop

September 18th, 2021

Fall 2021 Kaiseki Virtual Cooking Workshop

September 18, 2021

Fall 2021 Kaiseki Virtual Cooking Workshop taught by Larry Sokyo Tiscornia and Kimika Soko Takechi. Recorded by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California on Saturday, September 18, 2021.

J-Chat Virtual Japanese Conversational Language Lesson – September 2021

September 17th, 2021

J-Chat Virtual Japanese Conversational Language Exchange Program – Session 5, September 2021
Japanese Language Lesson for Beginners and Intermediate Speakers with Dr. Lisa Hofmann-Kuroda

September 17, 2021

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 17, 2021. Lesson slides available for download at: https://www.jcccnc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/J-Chat-Lesson-Slides-Lesson-5-9-17-21.pdf

J-Chat sessions are held on the 3rd Friday of each month from 6:00-8:00 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.

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Tadaima 2021 Author Talk: When Can We Go Back To America? with Susan H. Kamei

September 14th, 2021

Tadaima 2021 Author Talk: When Can We Go Back To America? with Susan H. Kamei

September 12, 2021

Tadaima 2021 author talk with Susan H. Kamei, author of When Can We Go Back To America?  Voices of Japanese American Incarceration During WWII. Recorded by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

Join us for an online author talk as part of this year’s community-wide Tadaima virtual pilgrimage lineup of daily virtual programs on the Japanese American WWII incarceration with Susan H. Kamei, author of the new book, When Can We Go Back to America? Voices of Japanese American Incarceration During World War II (Simon & Schuster 2021). In the book, the voices of those who lived through this experience—many of them children, teenagers, and young adults who were US citizens—illuminate the frightening reality and enduring tragedy of this dark period in American history. Through their stories, you will confront how and why an unconstitutional, large-scale, racially-based incarceration occurred in our country founded on principles of justice and freedom. Those incarcerated included members of Susan’s family. Her mother and her parents were imprisoned at the Santa Anita Assembly Center in Arcadia, California, and then at the Heart Mountain War Relocation Center near Cody, Wyoming. Her father, his grandparents, parents, and siblings spent the war years in the Poston II Relocation Center in Poston, Arizona. Susan was a volunteer leader in the campaign for the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 that acknowledged these wrongful actions and provided token reparation payments to the survivors of the wartime detention. She continues her commitment to educating the public about this shameful episode in our country’s history and to creating greater awareness of why our civil liberties need to be protected now more than ever.

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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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Ramen For A Strong Immune System – Asian American Herbalism Workshop

September 11th, 2021

Ramen For A Strong Immune System – Asian American Herbalism Workshop
With Erin Wilkins of Herb Folk Shop

September 11, 2021

Video recording of Ramen For A Strong Immune System – Asian American Herbalism Virtual Workshop taught by Erin Wilkins, yonsei herbalist and Japanese-style acupuncturist of Herb Folk shop in Petaluma, CA. Recorded by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California on Saturday, September 11, 2021.

For more information about Erin and Herb Folk shop, go to: HerbFolkShop.com