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JA Talks: Meet Professional 3x3 Basketball Player Ryan Tana

April 25, 2021

Japanese American (JA) Talk with professional 3 on 3 basketball player Ryan Tana, player and co-owner of Tokyo Crayon 3x3 basketball team in Japan. Ryan shares his basketball journey from growing up yonsei in the Bay Area and playing in J-leagues to playing in college at NYU and eventually to playing professionally overseas in Japan. Originally recorded by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California on April 24, 2021. Tokyo Crayon 3x3 Team homepage: https://www.crayon3x3.com Japan 3x3 Premier League homepage: https://www.3x3exe.com/premier/3x3news FIBA 3x3 Homepage: https://fiba3x3.com For more information on the the Center's programs and activities, go to: https://www.jcccnc.org

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Japantown History Series with Dr. Meredith Oda: Japan and San Francisco During the Early Cold War

Co-Sponsored by the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS)

April 22, 2021

Order Books Online: http://bit.ly/jtownhistorybook

The Center and the National Japanese American Historical Society are pleased to present a two-part lecture series on the history of San Francisco Japantown with historian Dr. Meredith Oda. These lectures will be based on Dr. Oda's research and writings in her book, The Gateway to the Pacific: Japanese Americans and the Remaking of San Francisco. Join us for an enlightening lecture and audience Q&A, and uncover insights to our community's post-WWII past.

Japantown History Series - Lecture No. 1: Japan and San Francisco During the Early Cold War

Civic leaders and ordinary people from all walks of life in San Francisco cultivated and celebrated their city's ties with Japan almost immediately after the Pacific War ended, most notably with the construction of the Japanese Cultural and Trade Center in the Japantown neighborhood. This talk will explore the city’s many economic, civic, and cultural relations with Japan, and the ways that the recent enemy became central to postwar San Francisco’s civic identity. We’ll look at examples such as the now-defunct sister-city relationship, the precursor to the Asian Art Museum, Japanese restaurants, Japanese food imports, and the role of Japanese Americans in these transpacific relations. 

Praise for The Gateway to the Pacific: Japanese Americans and the Remaking of San Francisco

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The American Historical Review:
The Gateway to the Pacific is a superb work of urban, social, Japanese American, and transpacific history. . . . It is an excellent example of how a local history serves as a window into national and global dynamics.”

California History:
"The value of this work is greatly enhanced by the author’s voluminous original research in conducting her study, including letters, newspaper and magazine articles, archival municipal evidence, records of interviews by and about major figures, and records of city missions toJapan. The vast quantity of pertinent primary materials uncovered permits the author to demonstrate the step-by-step evolution of the relationship between San Francisco and Japan and the critical role that Japanese Americans played in this process."

About Dr. Meredith Oda:

Meredith Oda is Associate Professor of History at the University of Nevada, Reno. Originally from Philadelphia, she lived in the Bay Area for ten years, attending UC Berkeley for her undergraduate degree and working at the National Japanese American Historical Society in Japantown after college. She then received her doctorate from the University of Chicago and has had fellowships and grants from the Huntington Library, the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago, and the University of Nevada, Reno. Her research and teaching focus on Asian American history, urban history, US-East Asian relations, and the U.S. in the world. Her first book, The Gateway to the Pacific: Japanese Americans and the Remaking of San Francisco (Chicago, 2018), is a transpacific urban history of San Francisco. Her current book project looks at alienage, mobility, and Japanese American resettlement from the WWII incarceration camps until the 1952 Walter-McCarran Immigration and Nationality Act.

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Responding to Anti-Asian Violence in the Japanese American Community: Community Safety Webinar

Presented by the Center and API Legal Outreach

March 9, 2021
Community Co-Sponsors: National JACLJACL Northern California Western Nevada Pacific District Council, JACL Central California District Council, Japantown Task Force, Japantown Community Benefit District, Inc., Japantown for Justice

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic a year ago, there has been a sharp increase in anti-Asian violence and other hate incidents across the country. All Asian Americans are currently at heightened risk of being targets of racist attacks, even in the San Francisco Bay Area. Out of concern for the safety of our Japantown and the greater Japanese American community, we are working with the staff and attorneys at Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (APILO) to provide everyone with a community safety webinar to address the recent rise in anti-Asian violence. National Japanese American civil rights organization JACL will also provide additional remarks for community members outside the Bay Area. This webinar is also supported by our community co-sponsors, National JACL, JACL NCWNP District Council, JACL CCDC, Japantown Task Force, Japantown Community Benefit District, Inc., and Japantown for Justice.

BE SAFE. BE READY.

In this webinar, you will:

• Learn about anti-Asian violence happening here and around the country
• Learn what to do and who to contact if you witness or experience a hate incident, including legal and law enforcement resources
• Hear updates on safety measures and tips on how to stay safe from hate in San Francisco Japantown and beyond
• Find out what else you can do NOW to help keep our community safe!

APILO staff will also take questions from the audience at the end of the program. Please join us and share this information widely!

About API Legal Outreach:

Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, was founded in 1975 as Nihonmachi Legal Outreach to promote the development, empowerment, and self-reliance of the community through the provision of culturally competent and linguistically appropriate legal, social, and educational services to those with extraordinary needs. Through these community-based services, API Legal Outreach works to break the cycle of violence against women, youth and seniors, to advocate for the rights of immigrants and those with disabilities, to promote the dignity and independence of seniors and advocate for the basic rights such as affordable housing and the rights of tenants. For more information on programs and services offered by API Legal Outreach, go to: https://www.apilegaloutreach.org/

 

Additional Resources and Publications from JACL regarding hate crimes:(Free .pdf download)

For more information on the JACL's programs and activities at the national, regional and local level, go to: https://jacl.org/
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Events and Festivals

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2021 Virtual Japantown Oshogatsu Matsuri (New Year's Festival)

 
January 23, 2021

2021 Japantown Virtual Oshogatsu Matsuri (Japanese New Year's Festival) presented by the Japanese Community Youth Council (JCYC), API Legal Outreach (APILO) and the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC/the Center). Recorded on January 23, 2021.

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2020 Virtual Japantown Halloween Carnival

 
October 30, 2020

2020 Virtual Japantown Halloween Carnival Program presented by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC/the Center) and the Japanese Community Youth Council (JCYC). Recorded on October 30, 2020.

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Cooking/Culinary Programs

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Kenji's Kitchen: Japanese Souffle Pancake Online Cooking Class

 

June 6, 2020

Kenji's Kitchen: Japanese Souffle Pancakes Online Cooking Class. Monthly online cooking class taught by chef Kenji Yokoo of YouTube channel Kenji's Kitchen. Recorded by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC/the Center) on June 6, 2020.

To view Kenji's other Japanese cooking videos, check out his YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpj1jnmeaXbtK0WHCIlonwQ/featured

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Kenji's Kitchen: Japanese Oyakodon Online Cooking Class

 

July 7, 2020

Kenji's Kitchen: Oyakodon Online Cooking Class. Monthly online cooking class taught by chef Kenji Yokoo of YouTube channel Kenji's Kitchen. Recorded by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC/the Center) on July 12, 2020.

To view Kenji's other Japanese cooking videos, check out his YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpj1jnmeaXbtK0WHCIlonwQ/featured

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Kenji's Kitchen: Okonomiyaki Online Cooking Class

 

September 13, 2020

Kenji's Kitchen: Okonomiyaki Online Cooking Class. Monthly online cooking class taught by chef Kenji Yokoo of YouTube channel Kenji's Kitchen. Recorded by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC/the Center) on September 13, 2020.

To view Kenji's other Japanese cooking videos, check out his YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpj1jnmeaXbtK0WHCIlonwQ/featured

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Japanese Home Cooking with Sonoko Sakai - Cookbook Presentation and Live Cooking Demo

 

September 30, 2020

Cookbook presentation of "Japanese Home Cooking: Simple Meals, Authentic Flavors" and live Japanese curry cooking demo with author Sonoko Sakai. Recorded by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC/the Center) on September 30, 2020.

For more information on Sonoko Sakai's cookbooks, cooking kits and in-person and virtual classes, go to: www.sonokosakai.com.

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Kenji's Kitchen: Sanshoku Donburi Online Cooking Class

 

October 11, 2020

Kenji's Kitchen: Sanshoku Donburi Online Cooking Class. Monthly online cooking class taught by chef Kenji Yokoo of YouTube channel Kenji's Kitchen. Recorded by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC/the Center) on October 11, 2020.

To view Kenji's other Japanese cooking videos, check out his YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpj1jnmeaXbtK0WHCIlonwQ/featured

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Mochi Magic with Kaori Becker, Cookbook Preview and Cooking Demo

 

November 15, 2020

Virtual cookbook preview and online mochi making class with Kaori Becker, chef and author of cookbook "Mochi Magic." Recorded by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California on Saturday, November 15, 2020.

For more information on Mochi Magic and Kaori Becker, go to www.kaoriskitchen.com

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Kenji's Kitchen - Tonkatsu Online Cooking Class

 

November 15, 2020

Kenji's Kitchen: Tonkatsu Online Cooking Class. Monthly online cooking class taught by chef Kenji Yokoo of YouTube channel Kenji's Kitchen. Recorded by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC/the Center) on November 15, 2020.

To view Kenji's other Japanese cooking videos, check out his YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpj1jnmeaXbtK0WHCIlonwQ/featured

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Kenji's Kitchen - Matcha Roll Cake Online Cooking Class

 

December 13, 2020

Kenji's Kitchen: Matcha Roll Cake Online Cooking Class. Monthly online cooking class taught by chef Kenji Yokoo of YouTube channel Kenji's Kitchen. Recorded by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC/the Center) on December 13, 2020.

To view Kenji's other Japanese cooking videos, check out his YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpj1jnmeaXbtK0WHCIlonwQ/featured

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Kenji's Kitchen -Tsukune Online Cooking Class

 

January 17, 2021

Kenji's Kitchen: Tsukune Online Cooking Class. Monthly online cooking class taught by chef Kenji Yokoo of YouTube channel Kenji's Kitchen. Recorded by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC/the Center) on January 17, 2021

To view Kenji's other Japanese cooking videos, check out his YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpj1jnmeaXbtK0WHCIlonwQ/featured

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Kenji's Kitchen - Valentine's Day Nama Chocolate Online Cooking Class

 

February 14, 2021

Kenji's Kitchen: Valentine's Day Nama Chocolates Online Cooking Class. Monthly online cooking class taught by chef Kenji Yokoo of YouTube channel Kenji's Kitchen. Recorded by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC/the Center) on February 14, 2021.

To view Kenji's other Japanese cooking videos, check out his YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpj1jnmeaXbtK0WHCIlonwQ/featured

 
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Spring 2021 Wagashi Sweets Workshop

 

March 14, 2021

Spring 2021 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 Sunday, March 14, 2021.

For more information on the Center's programs and activities, go to www.jcccnc.org

 
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Kenji's Kitchen Temari Sushi Online Cooking Class

 

March 21, 2021

Kenji's Kitchen: Temari Sushi Online Cooking Class. Monthly online cooking class taught by chef Kenji Yokoo of YouTube channel Kenji's Kitchen. Recorded by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC/the Center) on March 21, 2021.

To view Kenji's other Japanese cooking videos, check out his YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpj1jnmeaXbtK0WHCIlonwQ/featured

 
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Kenji's Kitchen: Chicken Karaage Online Cooking Class

 

April 25, 2021

Kenji's Kitchen: Chicken Karaage Online Cooking Class. Monthly online cooking class taught by chef Kenji Yokoo of YouTube channel Kenji's Kitchen. Recorded by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC/the Center) on April 25, 2021.

To view Kenji's other Japanese cooking videos, check out his YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpj1jnmeaXbtK0WHCIlonwQ/featured

For more information on the Center's programs and activities, go to www.jcccnc.org

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Webinars, Special Presentations and Speaker Panels

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JA Talks: Meet Professional 3x3 Basketball Player Ryan Tana

April 25, 2021

Japanese American (JA) Talk with professional 3 on 3 basketball player Ryan Tana, player and co-owner of Tokyo Crayon 3x3 basketball team in Japan. Ryan shares his basketball journey from growing up yonsei in the Bay Area and playing in J-leagues to playing in college at NYU and eventually to playing professionally overseas in Japan. Originally recorded by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California on April 24, 2021. Tokyo Crayon 3x3 Team homepage: https://www.crayon3x3.com Japan 3x3 Premier League homepage: https://www.3x3exe.com/premier/3x3news FIBA 3x3 Homepage: https://fiba3x3.com For more information on the the Center's programs and activities, go to: https://www.jcccnc.org

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Japantown History Series with Dr. Meredith Oda: Japan and San Francisco During the Early Cold War

Co-Sponsored by the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS)

April 22, 2021
Order Books Online: http://bit.ly/jtownhistorybook

The Center and the National Japanese American Historical Society are pleased to present a two-part lecture series on the history of San Francisco Japantown with historian Dr. Meredith Oda. These lectures will be based on Dr. Oda's research and writings in her book, The Gateway to the Pacific: Japanese Americans and the Remaking of San Francisco. Join us for an enlightening lecture and audience Q&A, and uncover insights to our community's post-WWII past.

Japantown History Series - Lecture No. 1: Japan and San Francisco During the Early Cold War

Civic leaders and ordinary people from all walks of life in San Francisco cultivated and celebrated their city's ties with Japan almost immediately after the Pacific War ended, most notably with the construction of the Japanese Cultural and Trade Center in the Japantown neighborhood. This talk will explore the city’s many economic, civic, and cultural relations with Japan, and the ways that the recent enemy became central to postwar San Francisco’s civic identity. We’ll look at examples such as the now-defunct sister-city relationship, the precursor to the Asian Art Museum, Japanese restaurants, Japanese food imports, and the role of Japanese Americans in these transpacific relations. 

Praise for The Gateway to the Pacific: Japanese Americans and the Remaking of San Francisco

  ORDER BOOKS ONLINE

The American Historical Review:
The Gateway to the Pacific is a superb work of urban, social, Japanese American, and transpacific history. . . . It is an excellent example of how a local history serves as a window into national and global dynamics.”

California History:
"The value of this work is greatly enhanced by the author’s voluminous original research in conducting her study, including letters, newspaper and magazine articles, archival municipal evidence, records of interviews by and about major figures, and records of city missions toJapan. The vast quantity of pertinent primary materials uncovered permits the author to demonstrate the step-by-step evolution of the relationship between San Francisco and Japan and the critical role that Japanese Americans played in this process."

About Dr. Meredith Oda:

Meredith Oda is Associate Professor of History at the University of Nevada, Reno. Originally from Philadelphia, she lived in the Bay Area for ten years, attending UC Berkeley for her undergraduate degree and working at the National Japanese American Historical Society in Japantown after college. She then received her doctorate from the University of Chicago and has had fellowships and grants from the Huntington Library, the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago, and the University of Nevada, Reno. Her research and teaching focus on Asian American history, urban history, US-East Asian relations, and the U.S. in the world. Her first book, The Gateway to the Pacific: Japanese Americans and the Remaking of San Francisco (Chicago, 2018), is a transpacific urban history of San Francisco. Her current book project looks at alienage, mobility, and Japanese American resettlement from the WWII incarceration camps until the 1952 Walter-McCarran Immigration and Nationality Act.

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Responding to Anti-Asian Violence in the Japanese American Community: Community Safety Webinar

Presented by the Center and API Legal Outreach

March 9, 2021
Community Co-Sponsors: National JACLJACL Northern California Western Nevada Pacific District Council, JACL Central California District Council, Japantown Task Force, Japantown Community Benefit District, Inc., Japantown for Justice

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic a year ago, there has been a sharp increase in anti-Asian violence and other hate incidents across the country. All Asian Americans are currently at heightened risk of being targets of racist attacks, even in the San Francisco Bay Area. Out of concern for the safety of our Japantown and the greater Japanese American community, we are working with the staff and attorneys at Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (APILO) to provide everyone with a community safety webinar to address the recent rise in anti-Asian violence. National Japanese American civil rights organization JACL will also provide additional remarks for community members outside the Bay Area. This webinar is also supported by our community co-sponsors, National JACL, JACL NCWNP District Council, JACL CCDC, Japantown Task Force, Japantown Community Benefit District, Inc., and Japantown for Justice.

BE SAFE. BE READY.

In this webinar, you will:

• Learn about anti-Asian violence happening here and around the country
• Learn what to do and who to contact if you witness or experience a hate incident, including legal and law enforcement resources
• Hear updates on safety measures and tips on how to stay safe from hate in San Francisco Japantown and beyond
• Find out what else you can do NOW to help keep our community safe!

APILO staff will also take questions from the audience at the end of the program. Please join us and share this information widely!

About API Legal Outreach:

Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, was founded in 1975 as Nihonmachi Legal Outreach to promote the development, empowerment, and self-reliance of the community through the provision of culturally competent and linguistically appropriate legal, social, and educational services to those with extraordinary needs. Through these community-based services, API Legal Outreach works to break the cycle of violence against women, youth and seniors, to advocate for the rights of immigrants and those with disabilities, to promote the dignity and independence of seniors and advocate for the basic rights such as affordable housing and the rights of tenants. For more information on programs and services offered by API Legal Outreach, go to: https://www.apilegaloutreach.org/

 

Additional Resources and Publications from JACL regarding hate crimes:(Free .pdf download)

For more information on the JACL's programs and activities at the national, regional and local level, go to: https://jacl.org/
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Brian Komei Dempster - Seize Virtual Poetry Book Launch

December 5, 2021

Virtual book launch event for Seize by Brian Komei Dempster. Recorded by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California on December 5, 2020. Event Co-Sponsors: J-Sei, University of San Francisco Asian Studies, Asian Pacific American Studies, Master’s in Asia Pacific Studies Programs, Center for Asia Pacific Studies and Department of Rhetoric and Language.

Seize, Brian Komei Dempster’s book of poetry following up on his book, Topaz, spares no one the highs and lows of fatherhood. The speaker struggles to care for his young and ailing child—a child whose many medical problems create an obstacle course of moral and emotional dilemmas. These poems also link his son’s physical and verbal seizure to the wartime story of his mother – just an infant when she and her family were forcibly removed from their church home in San Francisco’s Japantown and imprisoned in the Topaz WWII Japanese American incarceration camp. Other themes the book explores include mixed race identity, racial violence and PTSD of war veterans.

About Brian Komei Dempster: Brian Komei Dempster’s debut book of poems, Topaz (Four Way Books, 2013), received the 15 Bytes 2014 Book Award in Poetry. Seize, his second collection of poetry, was published by Four Way Books in fall 2020. Dempster is also the Editor of Making Home from War: Stories of Japanese American Exile and Resettlement (Heyday, 2011) and From Our Side of the Fence: Growing Up in America’s Concentration Camps (Kearny Street Workshop, 2001), which received a 2007 Nisei Voices Award from the National Japanese American Historical Society. He is a professor of rhetoric and language at the University of San Francisco, where he serves as the Director of Administration for the Master of Arts in Asia Pacific Studies program and a former instructor of our Senior Writing class.

For more on Brian Dempster, go to: briankomeidempster.com

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Author Talk - We Are Not Free by Traci Chee Co-Hosted by Writer Misa Sugiura

September 1, 2020

Book presentation and author talk with Traci Chee for her historical fiction young adult novel, We Are Not Free, co-hosted by writer Misa Sugiura. Recorded by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California on September 1, 2020.

For more information on We Are Not Free and Traci Chee, go to: www.tracichee.com

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Webinar - Asian American Themes in Avatar: The Last Airbender

August 22, 2020

Webinar featuring Dr. Lori Kido Lopez drawing on her research of the Racebending movement in the hit Nickelodeon animated TV show Avatar: The Last Airbender, as well as her background in Asian American studies and Media and Cultural studies to facilitate an interactive discussion and Q & A on Asian American identity, representation, and themes in ATLA. Originally recorded by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California on August 22, 2020.

Dr. Lori Kido Lopez is an Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies in the Communication Arts Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the author of Asian American Media Activism: Fighting for Cultural Citizenship and the editor of Race and Media: Critical Approaches. She is mixed race Japanese American and originally from Portland, OR.

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Webinar - Japanese American Figures in Politics with Dr. Emily Murase

August 18, 2020

Webinar featuring former San Francisco Board of Education President, Dr. Emily Murase, discussing her career as a Japanese American politician in San Francisco. Originally recorded by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California on August 18, 2020.

About Dr. Emily Murase: Dr. Emily Murase is a prominent figure and leader within San Francisco and the Japanese American community. As former School Board President, twice elected, she supervised the budget of $890 million in public education for 57,000 students in 136 schools served by 10,000 district employees. Within her work, she drove anti-bullying efforts and championed world languages.

Previously, she led the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women for over 15 years, managing a budget of $10 million, a pioneer in her profession. Dr. Murase has also served in the first Clinton White House as Director for International Economic Affairs (1993-1994), the Federal Communications Commission, and AT&T Japan in Tokyo.

Dr. Murase has served on the Japanese American Citizens League (San Francisco, Tokyo, Washington D.C. Chapters) and is currently on the boards of Democratic Women in Action and the San Francisco-Osaka Sister City Association.

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Webinar - Helping Family and Friends Cope with the Stress of COVID-19 with Dr. Kayoko Yokoyama

August 11, 2020

Webinar on helping family members and friends cope with the stress of COVID-19 with psychologist Dr. Kayoko Yokoyama. The 2nd of 2 webinars focusing on mental health in the Japanese American community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recorded by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC/the Center) on August 11, 2020.

About Dr. Kayoko Yokoyama

Kayoko Yokoyama, Ph.D. is licensed psychologist in private practice serving a wide spectrum of individuals including women, immigrants, and people of color through a strength and evidence-based approach with consideration of sociopolitical dynamics, systemic oppression, and collective trauma.

She is a former Professor of Clinical Psychology at JFK University and after 16 years in that role, she now serves as Adjunct Faculty at JFK University (Pleasant Hill, CA) and The Wright Institute (Berkeley, CA). She enjoys mentoring and teaching her students and her areas of interest include feminist therapy, social justice training, and women’s issues including body image and mothering. She has also served for five years as the Director of SunVision Workshops, a cultural and educational program for elder care professionals from Japan to learn about the psychosocial care of older adults in the U.S.

She is a Fellow of the Minority Fellowship Program of the American Psychological Association. She completed her Predoctoral training at University of California, Davis and her Postdoctoral training at the University of San Francisco. She received her Masters degree in Psychological Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Arizona State University.

She was born in Tokyo, Japan and brings her bicultural, international, and feminist perspectives to her teaching, mentoring, clinical work, and advocacy.

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Author Talk - A Question of Loyalty by Mike Malaghan

August 9, 2020

Author Talk and Q&A with Mike Malaghan, author of A Question of Loyalty, the second historical fiction novel in the Picture Bride trilogy. A Question of Loyalty is set among the Japanese American soldiers in the renowned 100th MIS and 442nd RCT fighting units during WWII. Recorded on Sunday, August 9, 2020 by the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (the Center).

For more information on A Question of Loyalty and Mike Malaghan, go to: https://mikemalaghan.com

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Webinar - Resilience: As the Bamboo Bends - Coping with the Stress of COVID 19 with Dr. Satsuki Ina

July 21, 2020

Webinar presented by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC/the Center) featuring Dr. Satsuki Ina discussing how to cope with the stresses of COVID-19. Dr. Ina provides an interactive discussion and Q & A, drawing on Japanese American values and perspectives to understand and bring our best to successfully cope with restrictions imposed on all of us as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Webinar recorded on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.

About Dr. Satsuki Ina:
Satsuki Ina, PhD was “born doing time” at Tule Lake—she’s gone on to become an award-winning filmmaker, author, activist, and psychotherapist who specializes in collective trauma. Dr. Ina is Professor Emeritus in the Dept. of Education, California State University. She currently has a psychotherapy private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area specializing in Collective Trauma. She is co-founder and organizer of Tsuru for Solidarity, a direct action, grassroots organization of Japanese American social justice advocates and allies protesting the current incarceration of innocent families seeking asylum at the border. Her upcoming book, Be Strong, Don’t Cry: Love and Resistance in an American Concentration Camp will be published by Heyday Press, Berkeley in 2021.

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Webinar - Preparing Your Career for the Recession with Career Coaching Consultant Tomoko Ha

May 9, 2020

Webinar recording of "Preparing Your Career for the Recession" with Career Coaching Consultant Tomoko Ha of TKO Consulting

Hosted by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California, Nakayoshi Young Professionals and the Japanese American Citizens League - National Young Professionals Caucus on Saturday, May 9, 2020

For more information, visit the following websites:

TKO Consulting: http://www.tko.consulting/
Nakayoshi Young Professionals: http://www.nakayoshi.org
Japanese American Citizens League (JACL): http://www.jacl.org

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Genealogy/Family History

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Your Family, Your History - Session 1: Japanese American Genealogy Webinar Series
May 13, 2020

Session 1 of the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California's "Your Family, Your History" Japanese American genealogy webinar series with genealogist Linda Harms Okazaki.

Webinar series held biweekly between May 13, 2020 - August 5, 2020. For full course description and enrollment information, go to: https://www.jcccnc.org/programs-events/genealogy/

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Your Family, Your History - Session 2: Finding US Records

May 28, 2020

Session 2 of the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California's "Your Family, Your History" Japanese American genealogy webinar series with genealogist Linda Harms Okazaki, held on Wednesday, May 28, 2020.

Webinar series held biweekly between May 13, 2020 - August 5, 2020. For full course description and enrollment information, go to: https://www.jcccnc.org/programs-events/genealogy/

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Your Family, Your History - Session 3: Camp Records

June 10, 2020

Session 3 of the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California's "Your Family, Your History" Japanese American genealogy webinar series with genealogist Linda Harms Okazaki, held on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

Webinar series held biweekly between May 13, 2020 - August 5, 2020. For full course description and enrollment information, go to: https://www.jcccnc.org/programs-events/genealogy/

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Your Family, Your History, Session 4, Japanese Family Names and Crests (Kamon) with Chester Hashizume

June 20, 2020

Session 4 of the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California's "Your Family, Your History" Japanese American genealogy webinar series with genealogist Linda Harms Okazaki and special presenter Chester Hashizume, held on Saturday, June 20, 2020.

Webinar series held biweekly between May 13, 2020 - August 5, 2020. For full course description and enrollment information, go to: https://www.jcccnc.org/programs-events/genealogy/

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Your Family, Your History, Session 5 - Records in Japan

June 25, 2020

Session 5 of the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California's "Your Family, Your History" Japanese American genealogy webinar series with genealogist Linda Harms Okazaki, held on Wednesday, June 25, 2020.

Webinar series held biweekly between May 13, 2020 - August 5, 2020. For full course description and enrollment information, go to: https://www.jcccnc.org/programs-events/genealogy/

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Your Family, Your History - Session 6: Writing Workshop 1

July 8, 2020

Session 6 of the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California's "Your Family, Your History" Japanese American genealogy webinar series with genealogist Linda Harms Okazaki, held on Wednesday, July 8, 2020.

Webinar series held biweekly between May 13, 2020 - August 5, 2020. For full course description and enrollment information, go to: https://www.jcccnc.org/programs-events/genealogy/

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Your Family, Your History - Session 7: Writing Workshop #2

July 22, 2020

Session 7 of the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California's "Your Family, Your History" Japanese American genealogy webinar series with genealogist Linda Harms Okazaki, held on Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

Webinar series held biweekly between May 13, 2020 - August 5, 2020. For full course description and enrollment information, go to: https://www.jcccnc.org/programs-events/genealogy/

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Your Family, Your History - Session 8: Project Presentations

August 5, 2020

Session 8 of the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California's "Your Family, Your History" Japanese American genealogy webinar series with genealogist Linda Harms Okazaki, held on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. Special guest, writer Kendra Arimoto.

Webinar series held biweekly between May 13, 2020 - August 5, 2020. For full course description and enrollment information, go to: https://www.jcccnc.org/programs-events/genealogy/

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