The Center Reminds all to Take Safety Precautions

May 17th, 2022

(Posted 5/17/2022) The Center reminds all to take safety precautions

The Bay Area has California’s highest COVID infection rates, which continue to rise. Health Officers are stressing the importance of taking safety precautions, including continued mask-wearing indoors. The current wave is fueled by highly contagious Omicron sub-variants. Actual case rates are higher than those reported due to the widespread use of home tests.

These health officers reiterate their continued support for people to mask up indoors, keep tests handy and ensure they are up to date on vaccinations by getting boosters when eligible. Link to SF.gov news article

 

Masks are not required

BUT STRONGLY RECOMMENDED

We also encourage getting vaccinated and boosted, if eligible

Please pre-register for programs to avoid wait times 

                                             

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION IN HELPING TO KEEP EVERYONE HEALTHY AND SAFE.

 

The Center will continue to follow the advice of health officials and adjust our policies accordingly.

Please visit our website (www.jcccnc.org) or follow us on social media (FB: @likeJCCCNC/ IG: jcccnc_SF) for updates.

Author Talk: Inclusion: How Hawai’i Protected Japanese Americans From Mass Internment with Author Tom Coffman

May 12th, 2022
Author Talk: Inclusion: How Hawai’i Protected Japanese Americans From Mass Internment with Author Tom Coffman

May 12, 2022

Author talk with Tom Coffman on his book Inclusion: How Hawai’i Protected Japanese Americans From Mass Internment, Transformed Itself, and Changed America, about the WWII history of the Hawai’ian islands and the policymakers and local leaders whose decisions prevented the unjust mass incarceration of the Japanese American community experienced by their counterparts on the West Coast of the mainland United States. Recorded by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California on May 12, 2022.

For more information on other programs and events from the JCCCNC, go to: www.jcccnc.org
Event co-sponsored by the National Japanese American Historical Society and the Northern California Western Nevada Pacific District of the Japanese American Citizens League.

Kaiseki – Spring 2022 Virtual Cooking Workshop

April 30th, 2022

Kaiseki – Spring 2022 Virtual Cooking Workshop

April 30, 2022

Kaiseki -Spring 2022 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, April 30, 2022.
For more information on the Center’s programs and activities, go to www.jcccnc.org

2022 S.F. Giants Special Events

April 26th, 2022

(Posted 4/26/2022)

CENTER MEMBER-EXCLUSIVE EVENTS

Join the Center as we cheer on the Giants at 3 separate games! Center members have access to members-only events such as the three Giants games listed below. Each ticket is discounted, with no taxes or fees, and a limited edition giveaway item is guaranteed with each ticket. Seats for each game are in View Reserve 311, rows 4-8.

  • Star Wars Day September 4, 1:05 PM
    • Giveaway item: Giants-themed STAR WARS™ / Orange C-3PO Funko Pop
  • Hello Kitty Night September 27, 6:45 PM
    • Giveaway item: Hello Kitty Bucket Hat
  • Peanuts Day September 29, 6:45 PM
    • Giveaway item: To be announced

Buy your tickets at http://bit.ly/2022specialevents!

Not a Center member yet? In addition to access to members-only events, Center members enjoy discounts to Japantown businesses, discounts on Center programs, and more. Join today for as little as $36 at bit.ly/JCCCNCmembership. Please contact Membership Coordinator Elena Nielsen at enielsen@jcccnc.org or at (415) 567-5505 with any questions.

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

April 15th, 2022

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

April 15, 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, April 15, 2022. Lesson slides available for download at: https://www.jcccnc.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/J-Chat-Lesson-Materials-Lesson-12-4-15-2022.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.

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

J-Chat Virtual Japanese Conversational Language Exchange Program – Session 11, March 2022

March 18th, 2022

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

March 18, 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, March 18, 2022. Lesson slides available for download at: https://www.jcccnc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/J-Chat-Lesson-Materials-Lesson-11-3-18-2022.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.

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

Updated Health and Safety Policy

March 14th, 2022

(Posted 3/14/2022) The Center’s Updated Health and Safety Requirements

As of Monday, March 14, 2022, the Center will no longer require everyone to provide proof of vaccination or photo ID but encourages getting vaccinated and a booster, if eligible.

No mask is required but strongly recommended.  Please be respectful to those who choose to wear their masks.

Please pre-register for programs to avoid wait times

Thank you for your cooperation in helping to keep everyone healthy and safe.

The Center will continue to follow the advice of health officials and adjust our policies accordingly

March 2022 Wagashi Sweets Virtual Workshop

March 5th, 2022

March 2022 Wagashi Sweets Virtual Workshop

March 5, 2022

March 2022 Wagashi (Traditional Japanese Confections) Sweets Workshop taught by Larry Sokyo Tiscornia and Kimika Soko Takechi. Recorded by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California on Saturday, March 5, 2022.

Japanese Heritage Day with the San Francisco Giants

February 25th, 2022

(Posted 2/25/2020)

Japanese Heritage Day with the San Francisco Giants

Saturday, May 21, 2022 @1:05 PM
San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres
Oracle Park 24 Willie Mays Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94107

Join the Center, and Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream and cheer on our hometown San Francisco Giants as they celebrate Japanese Heritage Day vs. the San Diego Padres on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Show your pride with a Japanese themed Giants T-Shirt designed by Sumofish artist and creator Brandt Fuse included with your purchase.Receive special group rates and save 20% on tickets by purchasing your tickets through the Center while avoiding added service and convenience fees. Ticket proceeds will benefit the Center and Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream.

Japanese Heritage Day View Reserve Tickets$35 Center Members | $38 General PublicSections VR310 – VR312Japanese Heritage Day Premium Lower Box Tickets$95 Center Members | $100 General PublicSection PLB105View Oracle Park Seating Chart

– Or –
Triples Alley VIP
Presented by Alaska Airlineswith Special Guest Kristi Yamaguchi

Join the San Francisco Giants in celebrating the 30 year anniversary of Kristi Yamaguchi’s Gold Medal triumph. You will also be granted access to an exclusive Q&A with Kristi to discuss her 1992 Olympic experience and the recent success with the USA Figure Skating Team during the Winter Games.Purchase includes:
  • Premium game ticket for Saturday, May 21 vs. the San Diego Padres
  • Kristi Yamaguchi signed bobblehead
  • Japanese Heritage Day T-Shirt
  • Access to the Triples Alley pre-game premium event space
  • Complimentary food & beverage during the pre-game event

Japanese Heritage Day VIP View Reserve Tickets$160 Center Members | $170 General PublicSection VR310Japanese Heritage Day VIP Premium Lower Box Tickets$225 Center Members | $235 General PublicSection PLB105 & PLB106View Oracle Park Seating Chart

Member Benefit: GS Warriors vs. the Washington Wizards on 3/14

February 24th, 2022

(Posted 2/24/2022)

CENTER MEMBER-EXCLUSIVE EVENT

Join the Center as we watch the Golden State Warriors take on the Washington Wizards at the Chase Center on Monday, March 14th at 7 pm! Don’t miss out on your chance to see Rui Hachimura, Japanese professional basketball player for the Wizards, and enjoy a game with your Japanese American community.

Bonus: March 14th is Steph Curry’s birthday!

Click here to purchase your tickets today before we sell out. Tickets are a steal at $70, with no taxes, surcharges or fees! Tickets must be reserved by Thursday, March 3rd by 12:00 pm.

This is a member-exclusive event, meaning tickets are only available for purchase by Center members. If you are not a Center member, please ask your friends who are members to purchase for you or consider joining as a member here. Please contact Membership Coordinator Elena Nielsen at enielsen@jcccnc.org or at (415) 567-5505 with any questions.

See you at the game! Let’s go Warriors!