Community Event: OPEN FORUM: a nihonmachiROOTS event


nihonmachiROOTS, a local group of young adults in San Francisco, is hosting an Open Forum event this Saturday, September 17th at 5pm. It will be held at the JCCCNC (1840 Sutter Street). If you’ve ever thought about something that you want to see in Japantown, learning about what’s going on in the neighborhood, or wanted to connect with other young people to impact the community, then you should definitely be at this event! Best of all, this event is free and there will be food!

For more information about nihonmachiROOTS, please visit their website at

Volunteer at the Bay Area Day Of Remembrance 2011: Allies and Activism

Hey everyone! February 19th, the day on which President Roosevelt signed Excutive Order 9066, is quickly approaching. The Bay Area Day Of Remembrance Consortium (of which Nakayoshi is a part of) is once again hosting a Day of Remembrance event on Sunday, February 20th.

**Please Note: Nakayoshi will be volunteering at this event. There is an orientation meeting prior to this event . If you are not interested in volunteering, you are still invited to attend this event!**

DOR Volunteer Orientation:

Friday, February 18th
NJAHS (National Japanese American Historical Society)
1684 Post Street, San Francisco, CA

Pizza provided! 

Please come to a brief orientation meeting to learn more about what we will be doing and what is expected at the event. It should be a casual meeting, so just come down to NJAHS (located in Japantown) on the 18th! Please RSVP on facebook:

DOR event:

Sunday, February 20th


Sundance Kabuki Theater

1881 Post Street (at Fillmore), San Francisco, CA

Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 at the door. To RSVP for the event on facebook (please note that you will need to purchase your own tickets) visit:

Day of Remembrance (DOR) has been an annual inspiring expression of the Japanese American community’s vitality. Through cultural presentations, education and a candle lighting ceremony, the event commemorates the incarceration of over 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry during World War II. The Bay Area Day of Remembrance program is organized annually by the Bay Area Day of Remembrance Consortium, with support from various Japanese American and Asian American community organizations throughout the Bay Area.


  • Emily Murase, Ph.D., SF School Board member, Emcee
  • Rev. Michael Yoshii, Keynote Speech
  • Ed Lee, Mayor of San Francisco
  • Rev. Lloyd Wake, 2011 Clifford Uyeda Peace & Humanitarian Awardee
  • Japanese Latin American Redress Update
  • Spoken Word and Music: George Yoshida and Michael Sasaki
  • Rapper Colin Ehara
  • Kirakiraboshi Children’s Choir
  • Rosa Parks Japanese Bilingual Bicultural Program
  • Candle Lighting Ceremony
  • Shakuhachi music by Masayuki Koga
  • Japanese American Religious Federation
  • Candle Light Procession

Reception follows at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California

1840 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

Tickets: $15 door, $12 Advance. Call for group rates (415) 921-5007

More info:

Bay Area DOR Consortium Supporting Organizations (Partial List):

  • Asian Improv aRts
  • Asian Law Caucus
  • API Legal Outreach
  • Campaign for Justice-Redress Now for Japanese Latin Americans!
  • Center for Asian American Media
  • Japanese American Citizens League San Francisco Chapter
  • Jtown Arts
  • Nihonmachi ROOTS
  • Nakayoshi Young Professionals
  • Japanese American Religious Federation
  • Japanese Community Youth Council
  • Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California
  • Japanese Peruvian Oral History Project
  • Kimochi, Inc.
  • National Japanese American Historical Society
  • Nihonmachi Little Friends
  • Rosa Parks School Japanese Bilingual Bicultural Program
  • Tule Lake Committee