Cheer on Jeremy Lin at Asian Heritage Night

Nakayoshi is headed to Oracle Arena on Friday, October 29 for Asian Heritage Night with the Golden State Warriors. To buy tickets in our section, click this link. These ticket sales will help raise funds for Nakayoshi.

This is the third time we’ve participated in Asian Heritage Night, but the first time the Warriors have actually had a player of Asian heritage — rookie guard Jeremy Lin.

Come cheer on Jeremy and the rest of the Warriors while hanging out with your Nakayoshi friends. Each ticket you buy comes with an Asian Heritage Night t-shirt and gives you the chance to participate in a post-game Q&A session with Jeremy. There will also be cultural performances, and several other Asian American community groups in attendance. Game time is 7:30 p.m., but arrive early — last time it was a mob scene.

Once again, the place to buy tickets for our section is here. Some instructions for when you get there:

  • Click the “Find Tickets” button on the lower right side.
  • Enter the following password in the special offer code box: Nakayoshi
  • Enter your TicketMaster account ID (or e-mail address) and password on the left (if you have never created a TicketMaster account, go to “Create an Account” on the right-hand side of the screen).
  • Follow the instructions to purchase – you will be able to print the tickets right at your desk.
  • Hyphen’s New Legacy Issue Release Party ft. Rocky Rivera!

    Our friends at Hyphen are hosing their New Legacy Issues Release Party for their 21st issue! So join our friends as they celebrate their success and have a fun time mingling and networking with some amazing bay area folks!

    WHEN: September 17 at 10:00pm – September 18 at 2:00am
    WHERE: Mighty – 119 Utah Street, San Francisco, CA

    DETAILS: Summer may be on its way out, but that doesn’t mean we should hibernate and stay at home on a Friday night. Come out and join us as we celebrate another AMAZING issue of Hyphen!

    Rocky Rivera (
    The Like Me’s (
    Main Stacks (
    Illest Villain (

    DJ Esquire (
    DJL! (

    TaKorea (

    21+ $10 ($20 includes a subscription

    Help support our friends @ Hyphen and check it out!

    Fighting Hepatitis B in the Asian American Community – Wednesday Sept. 15th

    Our friends at The Asia Society, AsianWeek Foundation, and the Chinese Hospital are having a major public event this month entitled “Fighting Hepatitis B in the Asian American Community.”

    Panelists include Dr. Baruch Blumberg, who won the 1976 Nobel Prize in Medicine for discovering the Hepatitis B virus, and who later developed a diagnostic test and vaccine against it; CA State Representative Fiona Ma, the author of CA Bill 158 and a renowned HBV activist; Dr. Samuel So, director of the Asian Liver Center at Stanford University and a national leader of the campaign against HBV; and Ted Fang of the AsianWeek Foundation and a leading advocate of HBV treatment and education.

    Event will take place:

    Wednesday, September 15th
    5:30PM – Registaration
    6:00PM – Program Begins

    Genentech Auditorium
    UCSF Mission Bay Campus
    600 16th Street, San Francisco

    Students/Asia Society Members $8.00
    Non-members $15.00

    An interesting, educational and community event! Hope you all get a chance to attend!

    For more information regarding this event, please contact our friends at Asian Week Foundation: Angela Pang, Community Relations Manager at

    Call for Volunteers – Sunday 8/29 – SF Japantown at Lantern Parade & Obon

    If you’re not joining us for Nakayoshi’s 2nd Annual Camping Trip to Tahoe, this is a great opportunity for you to volunteer for a great cause!

    We’re helping out our friends at SF Japantown to ask for volutneers at the obon this Sunday.

    They are looking for volunteers to come help between 10am and 5pm – Volunteers are asked for the following:

    Barricade Monitor. To not allow any vehicles in other than those involved with the event of Kabuki Hotel Guests.
    (two hour shifts)

    Set-up crew. Assist the JTMA members with setting up the various stations of the Yagura, Children’s area, registration area and posting various signs.

    If you can attend or help out, please email our friend Jennifer Hamamoto, Program and PR Manager at the JCCCNC at .

    Thanks everyone,

    HELP WANTED: Internment Camp Documentary – Green Screen Shoot – Saturday August 7th

    A friend of Nakayoshi’s is working on a documentary about the Japanese American internment camps for her thesis project.

    Working alongside the visual effects department to recreate the Heart Mountain camp in 3D, she is asking for volunteers to help be in her shot of a winter scene depicting the harsh weather that the internees had to endure.

    Director Vanessa Yuille is looking for 3 Japanese/Japanese American actors for the shoot. The request is for a few hours (she’s estimating 3 hours) on Saturday, August 7th at the green screen room on 180 New Montgomery.

    If you’d like to help Directo Yuille out, please contact her at for more details and to sign up!

    – Nakayoshi

    Alien/ation: Hyphen’s first illustration show | Saturday, July 10 @ Space Gallery, SF

    Our friends at Hyphen Magazine are presenting an art show this Saturday, come out and show your support! Should be one awesome event.

    Hyphen magazine, in partnership with Paper Hat Productions, presents Alien/ation – a group show of Hyphen illustrators and painters from past and present, whose works have increased the depth of our understanding of Asian America.

    Saturday, July 10th
    5:30 pm – Artist’s Reception
    7:00 pm – Art Riot Extravaganza
    Space Gallery
    1141 Polk St., San Francisco
    $5 at the door
    $15 includes a one year Hyphen subscription (50% off!)
    *RSVP on Facebook*

    First 25 paid guests @ 7:00 pm get a free copy of Hyphen magazine + limited edition mystery swag!

    Participating featured artists

    B-Haul (Dirty Dishes, Tasty)
    Gordon Gartrell (Dirty Dishes)

    Vegan cupcakes by Black Orchid Bakery

    *Artist bio’s available online*

    Job Opening – Nichei Bei Foundation – Business Operations Manager

    Our friends at Nichi Bei Foundation are searching for a new Business Operations Manager, if you or someone you know is looking for work and wants to get involved with an organization that is deeply devoted to community, please forward this information along.

    Business Operations Mgr. at Nonprofit Asian American Media Org. (SF’s Japantown)

    The Nichi Bei Foundation, an educational and charitable nonprofit organization, is seeking an intelligent, motivated, and creative individual to serve as the Business Operations Manager for a groundbreaking start-up with an unmatched historical legacy in the Japanese American community.

    About the Organization
    With the impending closure of the historic Nichi Bei Times in September of 2009 — the oldest Japanese American community newspaper in Northern California — some Nichi Bei Times staff and contributing writers, media professionals and community leaders formed the Nichi Bei Foundation to create the first nonprofit ethnic newspaper of its kind in the country, the Nichi Bei Weekly.

    This pioneering new media organization — which is in the process of creating and launching an innovative Website — will also continue to hold educational forums as well as community events designed to help fulfill its mission of keeping the Japanese American and Asian American community connected, informed and empowered.

    Job Description
    Applicant will plan, organize, and manage daily office operations including, but not limited to, the coordination of customer service/sales support, purchasing office supplies and finance.

    Applicant will also assist in the budgetary and funding initiatives, strategic business planning, fundraising and grants development of the organization, including the Website project expected to launch in August of 2010.

    Applicant should provide positive solutions for customer needs, ensure client and vendor file integrity, and maintain general oversight and ensure accuracy of internal accounting records including accounts receivable and accounts payable.

    Applicant will also assist in the development of tools to increase the company efficiency and risk management; and will be expected to take on various ad hoc projects
    This position reports directly to the President.


    • Bachelors Degree or higher in business-related major preferred
    • High proficiency in accounting and database software such as Intuit Quickbooks and Microsoft Excel
    • Strong analytical skills and ability to draw conclusions based on data
    • Ability to investigate, analyze and solve problems, and clearly communicate results
    • Skills in business and financial management ideal
    • Excellent proven interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
    • Excellent time management skills
    • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to multi-task
    • Ability to work well under deadlines
    • Proficiency in software such as the Adobe Creative Suite is highly desired
    • Past experience working with CRM applications ideal
    • Japanese language skills (speaking, reading and writing) preferred

    Send cover letter and resume to:
    Kenji G. Taguma, Nichi Bei Foundation president, at

    No calls, please.

    Hiring Organization: Nichi Bei Foundation

    Volunteers Needed: Honoring our Past, Remembering those who have passed on..

    Our friends at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC) is organizing a youth and family community Clean-Up Day at the Japanese Cemetery in Colma on Sunday, May 22nd.

    When: Saturday, May 22nd
    Time: 10:00am – Noon
    Where: 1300 Hillside Blvd., Colma, CA 94014


    The JCCCNC will supply, garbage bags, tools, cleaning supplies, watering buckets, drinking water, rags, bento and flowers (please bring your owns gloves)

    The day will start with a brief history of the cemetery. This year represents the 150th Anniversary of the arrival of the KanrinMaru in San Francisco, the first ship to come to America. This event lead to the start of our Japanese American history and communities in the United States.

    The Japanese Cemetery is located in the quiet town of Colma on the San Francisco Peninsula. It takes about 20 minutes from San Francisco by car. The 3-acre cemetery is the final resting place for more than 5,000 people, and the tower commemorating three crewmen from the famous ship KanrinMaru is there as well. In 1901, the Japanese Benevolent Society of California was established with a grant from the Meiji Emperor of Japan to provide “for the relief of sick, disabled or destitute persons of the Japanese race” in California and to provide “a suitable burial ground for deceased Japanese.”

    The Society performed its historic mandate over the years, assisting those in need and acquiring land in Colma, California, for a Japanese cemetery. It also served as a unifying force in the Japanese American community by bringing together the Buddhist, Shinto and Christian religious organizations, and by participating in local historical, cultural, and memorial events that honor the Japanese heritage in the United States.

    To volunteer, please RSVP, by contacting the JCCCNC at (415) 567-5505.

    It’s Not Too Late! Purchase SF Giant’s Heritage Night Tickets Today!!!!

    It’s not too late to make those last minute purchases for SF Giant’s Tickets for Friday’s game!

    Make sure you come out to one of the 2 Japanese American Heritage Night’s with the SF Giants! It’s easy to purchase your tickets!

    Call (415) 972-2298 or purchase online at and mention that you’re with NAKAYOSHI YOUNG PROFESSIONALS!

    And join us afterwards as we celebrate an amazing game with the rest of the Nakayoshi crew at 21st Amendment!

    Hyphen Magazine Release Party for Inside/Out Issue – 5/14 @ SOM Bar

    Hyphen Magazine, a nationally distributed, nonprofit magazine that focuses on the Asian American community, is hosting a release party for their latest issue Inside/Out at Som Bar this Friday, May 14th. If you’re not joining Nakayoshi at our monthly social at the SF Giant’s Heritage Night game, definitely support this amazing publication.

    Party begins at 9pm and expected to last til doors close at 2am. This release party will be a great chance to meet and mingle with fellow Hyphenites and friends. Additionally, Hyphen will have a great lineup of local DJs and live performers, food, and live art, so you don’t want to miss it!

    Nakayoshi has signed up this year to be a media sponsor for this year’s events, so show them that we’re great at spreading the word and get on down there to party with some amazing community folks.

    For more questions, contact us at or contact our friends at Hyphen Magazine at

    Donate. Subscribe. It’s worth it.