Get to know the core members dedicated to bringing you fun social activities and fulfilling volunteer opportunities every month!

Co-Chairs: Arisa Hiroi & Natsumi Inoue
Secretary: Steven Santa Maria
Co-Finance Chairs: Michael de Dios & Natsumi Inoue
Outreach Coordinator: Haruka Roudebush
JACL Liaison: Haruka Roudebush
Webmaster: Kenny Wang

General Core Members: Jeremy Chan – Jin Daikoku – Katie Furukawa – Graig Inaba – Atsushi Miyamoto – Matt Mori – Jason Nou – Jon Yamoto – Bhargav Avasarala – Michelle Zheng

Get Involved! Reasons to join Nakayoshi Core:

  • Be part of a young, fun and dynamic team
  • Make a difference in the Japantown, Japanese American and Asian American Pacific Islander community in the Bay Area
  • Help build a niche and a voice in the Japanese American community for young adults
  • Opportunities for leadership and career development
  • Build strong friendships and working relationships with other members of Nakayoshi Core
  • Opportunities to engage and assist other community-based organizations serving local API communities
  • Help develop a pipeline for sustainable leadership in the Japanese American/API community

Develop your administrative and organizational skills! Involvement in Nakayoshi Core can also lead to opportunities and experience that could also be applicable to your career:

  • Event planning and coordination
  • Program development
  • Budget management
  • Website and social media outreach and advertising
  • Organizational recruitment and database management
  • Public speaking and presentation skills
  • Fundraising

Think you have what it takes to be on Nakayoshi Core? Of course you do! To get involved, just come out to our next monthly planning meeting or e-mail us at!