Category Archives: Social Events

Social Event: 8th Annual Nakayoshi Welcome BBQ

From the 2015 Welcome BBQ
From the 2015 Welcome BBQ

Save the date for Nakayoshi Young Professional’s 8th Annual Welcome BBQ!

Date:  Saturday, June 25th, 2016
Time: 11:00am to 4:00pm
Location: Lindley Meadow Picnic Area in San Francisco Golden Gate Park

Nakayoshi’s Welcome BBQ is our biggest social event, providing new and veteran participants the opportunity to meet Nakayoshi members and learn what Nakayoshi is all about.

Here are some highlights of why you should join us at our Welcome BBQ event:

* It’s a FREE event! Feel free to bring your friends, co-workers, and anyone else who would be interested!

Meet Nakayoshi members, learn more about Nakayoshi, and make new friends from the community

* Show off your cooking skills by bringing your delicious snacks/food! Please let us know what you’ll be bringing for our potluck by filling out the following Google doc: https://goo.gl/yN9Yrc

* The event will take place in Golden Gate Park, at Lindley Meadow Picnic Area.
(Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/R2vUkKSkxkK2) The picnic area at Lindley Meadow is right off John F Kennedy Drive.

RSVP by Facebook Event, or email us at nakayoshi.ncwnp[at]gmail.com.

Thank you for reading and we look forward to seeing you there!

~ Nakayoshi Core Committee

Social Event: 2015 Nakayoshi Young Professional’s 7th Annual Welcome BBQ

From 2014 Nakayoshi YP Welcome BBQ!
From 2014 Nakayoshi YP Welcome BBQ!

Save the date for Nakayoshi Young Professional’s 7th annual Welcome BBQ!

Date:  Saturday, June 20th 2015
Time: 11:0am to 4:00pm
Location: Stow Lake Boathouse Picnic Area in San Francisco Golden Gate Park

Nakayoshi’s Welcome BBQ is our biggest social event, providing participants the opportunity to meet with Nakayoshi members and learn what Nakayoshi is all about.

Here are some highlights of why you should join us at our Welcome BBQ event:

* It’s a FREE event! Feel free to bring your friends, co-workers, and anyone else who would be interested!

Meet Nakayoshi members, learn more about Nakayoshi, and make new friends from the community

* Show off your cooking skills by bringing your delicious snacks/food! Please let us know what you’ll be bringing for our potluck by filling out the following Google doc: http://goo.gl/YSIATS

* The event will take place in Golden Gate Park, at Stow Lake Boathouse Picnic Area. The picnic area at Stow Lake is on Stow Lake Drive, at the far end of the parking lot across from the Boathouse.On Saturdays (Apr-Sept) and Sundays (year round), no cars are allowed on JFK Drive; access is only from MLK Drive.

RSVP by Facebook Event, or email us at nakayoshi.ncwnp[at]gmail.com.

Thank you for reading and we look forward to seeing you there!

~ Nakayoshi Core Committee

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Nakayoshi Young Professionals is a group of young professionals, recent college grads, and in general any young adults in the San Francisco Bay Area looking to get involved or reconnected with the Japanese American and Asian Pacific American community. We’re always making sure we bring you the latest community events and opportunities to network, socialize or give back. Focused on catering to the lifestyle of a young professional, Nakayoshi allows you to choose your own level of involvement and gives you the opportunity to voice what types of events or issues you’re interested in.

Social Event: 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors

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Nakayoshi is joining the San Francisco Japanese American Citizen’s League and going to see the comedy group 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors.  The Mighty Mountain Warriors have 20 years of sketch comedy experience and are back on tour.

Key Details:

  • Where: Oakland Asian Cultural Center 388 9th St #290, Oakland, California 94607
  • When: Saturday February 28th 8pm
  • Why: For some excellent laughs.

The first 10 people joining through Nakayoshi get in free.  Reserve a spot with our form.  Late comers can help support the JACL with a full priced ticket of $20.  General Seating tickets are available here.

We’ll contact everyone that signs up with a confirmation. If you have any questions, contact us at nakayoshi.ncwnp[at]gmail[dot]com.

Social Event: Warriors Asian Heritage Night with Nakayoshi

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Nakayoshi is gearing up for the NBA season! We purchased tickets to this year’s Asian Heritage Night which will be held on Wed. January 7, 2015. The Warriors take on the Indiana Pacers.

Where: Oracle Arena
When: Jan 7, 2015 – Tipoff at 7:30pm
Why: WARRIORS!

Our seats are located in Section 222. Tickets are $27/each and include a voucher for the commemorative Asian Heritage Night giveaway item. 

Reserve your ticket here: goo.gl/forms/iKe8XscLNU

We’ll send a confirmation email to all those who reserve a ticket. The email will also include instructions on where to meet prior to the game. 
Contact us with any questions: nakayoshi.ncwnp@gmail.com Go Warriors!

Nakayoshi Brunch and Tea: Ladies Only Event

Hello, Nakayoshi Young Women! Yes, you!

It has come to Nakayoshi core’s attention that we have a gender imbalance on our hands, with women being underrepresented in our membership and our core.
Therefore, your *fabulous* female core members would like to put on some WOMEN ONLY events so we can get to know each other and start the dialogue: what would make Nakayoshi more appealing to you?

Our first event will be a brunch & tea at Crown and Crumpet, now located in Japantown!

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WHEN: November 16th (Sunday) @ 11:00AM
WHERE: Crown and Crumpet (1746 Post Street, SF CA)

Please RSVP through this form with your name and menu choice: goo.gl/xOChN5
*Also, please make sure you have enough cash on hand to make paying quick and painless for all

The place is asking that we pre-order a week in advance, so please let us know you’re coming by Nov 9th!

Should you have any questions, please contact Natsumi Inoue at nakayoshi[dot]ncwnp[at]gmail[dot]com


Looking forward to chatting with everyone! Thank you for reading!

– Nakayoshi Core Committee

September 2014 Social Event: Game Night with Nakayoshi!

Hi Nakayoshi Young Professionals,

Nakayoshi will be hosting our Game Night this year on Saturday, September 13th 2014 at the Japanese American Citizens League Headquarter in San Francisco! Get ready for a night full of laughs and competition over board games, card games and more!

Please bring your favorite game, as well as food, snacks, desserts and drinks to share with everyone 🙂 Be sure to list what you’ll be bringing to the following Google Drive sheet: http://goo.gl/Y0eg2r

Feel free to bring friends, co-workers – anyone who might be interested and enjoy the evening. We always love to meet and get to know new folks as well, so bring them over!

Should you have any questions, contact Natsumi Inoue via FB message or nakayoshi.ncwnp@gmail.com.

Thank you for reading, and we look forward to seeing you on September 13th! 🙂

– Nakayoshi Core Committee

From 2013 Nakayoshi Game Night
From 2013 Nakayoshi Game Night

Annual Camping Trip – Labor Day Weekend

Join Nakayoshi for our Annual Camping Trip!

Glorious adventures await when we go camping, events include, but are not limited to:

  •  Daytime hikes across the coast
  •  Exploration of Pygmy forests
  •  Card games
  •  Smores
  •  Campfire cooking with Cast Iron Cookware
  •  Nightime hikes
  •  Ghost stories
  •  Jokes galore

This will be a great opportunity to bond with your fellow Nakayoshi members, have deep and casual conversations that span from local events, social changes, and all the best jokes you might know.  And food is included too! We’ll be providing breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Sunday along with breakfast on Monday.

When? August 30th to September 1st (Labor Day Weekend)

Where? Salt Point State Park

Who? YOU!

To register, please fill out our registration form and follow all instructions.  Registration costs $50 and is limited to the first 16 people to sign up.  After registration, you’ll be updated on what to bring and how we’ll all be getting there.  Typically, we organize carpools with everyone going.  At a minimum, be prepared to bring a sleeping bag, several changes of clothes, and some dishware.  If possible, tents, games, and surplus supplies are always appreciated.

You too can sit around fire!
You too can sit around fire!

Social Event: Nakayoshi Young Professional’s 6th Annual Welcome BBQ

From 2013 Welcome BBQ Event
From 2013 Welcome BBQ Event

Save the date for Nakayoshi Young Professional’s 6th annual Welcome BBQ!

Date:  Sunday, June 22nd 2014
Time: 11:0am to 4:00pm
Location: Hellman Holloway in San Francisco Golden Gate Park

Nakayoshi’s Welcome BBQ is our biggest social event, providing participants the opportunity to meet with Nakayoshi members and learn what Nakayoshi is all about. We invite all young professionals, recent college grads, and in general any young adults in the San Francisco Bay Area looking to get involved or reconnected with the Japanese American and Asian Pacific American community. We’re always making sure we bring you the latest community events and opportunities to network, socialize or give back. Focused on catering to the lifestyle of a young professional, Nakayoshi allows you to choose your own level of involvement and gives you the opportunity to voice what types of events or issues you’re interested in.

Here are some highlights of why you should join us at our Welcome BBQ event:

* It’s a FREE event! Feel free to bring your friends, co-workers, and anyone else who would be interested!

* Meet Nakayoshi members, learn more about Nakayoshi, and make new friends from the community

* Show off your cooking skills by bringing your delicious snacks/food! Please let us know what you’ll be bringing for our potluck by filling out the following Google doc: http://goo.gl/RwjPfP

* The event will take place in Golden Gate Park, at Hellman Hollow area. Hellman Hollow stretches out along the south side of John F. Kennedy Drive – just west of Transverse Drive (off of 25th Avenue). Free parking for Speedway Meadow is found along JFK Drive. However, cars are not permitted on the street east of Crossover Drive on Sundays.

RSVP by Facebook Event, or email us at nakayoshi.ncwnp[at]gmail.com.

Thank you for reading and we hope to see you there!

~ Nakayoshi Core Committee

“Story Art of Camp” at Films of Remembrance

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Nakayoshi Young Professionals will be co-presenting the “Story Art of Camp” block of films at Films of Remembrance happening on Sunday, February 23rd at New People Cinemas in SF’s Japan Town (at 5 p.m.).  SJSU student Michelle Ikemoto’s animation entitled “Tule Lake”; Keiko Wright’s Student Academy Award winning film “Hiro” that explores her grandfather’s experience of incarceration; and Amy Uyeki’s animated film, “Searchlight Serenade:  Big Band Music in the WWII Japanese American Incarceration Camps”, which became part of another presented film, will be featured in the lineup.  In addition, “Honor and Sacrifice:  The Roy Matsumoto Story” (member of Merrill’s Marauders) and “The Untold Story:  Japanese American Internment in Hawai’i” will be shown.

Tickets are priced at a discounted rate of $18 for an entire day of films or $6 for each film, and showings include a discussion with the filmmakers.  If interested in tickets and/or for more information, contact us at nakayoshi.ncwnp[@]gmail.com.

The Films of Remembrance page that includes advanced ticket sales and film descriptions, can be found at: www.nichibei.org/films-of-remembrance.

You are invited to… Gobble, Games, and Grub!

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We’re in the month of November and Thanksgiving is just around the corner!  Come join Nakayoshi Young Professionals for an evening of fun and excitement at our upcoming Thanksgiving-themed Game/Potluck event known as “Gobble, Games, and Grub” on Saturday, November 23rd from 6-10 p.m. at the JACL Headquarters in San Francisco’s Japantown (1765 Sutter st., 94115).

You will have the opportunity to play a variety of amusing board/card game activities while connecting with friends and meeting new people.  Since this is a potluck, please notify us on what you’re able to share in the following link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AkYPzulOWuMidDNhMldqMm5WSkNPdk5NZDRQelNjQmc&usp=sharing#gid=0.

You are welcome to invite and bring friends, but be sure to note the number of guests in the link provided above.  For more information, contact Hosts Erika Shimizu at eks003[@]msn.com or Brandon Unruhe at (530) 906-9265.

Visit the event’s Facebook page for more details at https://www.facebook.com/events/459925957462075/. We hope to see you there!

-Nakayoshi Core