What is Nakayoshi?

Nakayoshi is a San Francisco Japantown-based social and volunteer group that helps connect you to the Japanese American and Asian Pacific American communities. You choose your level of involvement – be a super volunteer or just join us for happy hour, it’s all good.

We are a program of the San Francisco JACL, as well as a part of the JACL Young Professionals Caucus.

Nakayoshi is free and open to everyone. Join us – we’d love to meet you!

How to join

There’s no membership form or sign-up process – just show up at an event. (But you can join our mailing list and follow us on social media to stay in the loop about events.) We also encourage those who are interested to become members of our parent organization, the JACL.

What kind of events does Nakayoshi have?

We have at least one social and/or volunteer event every month, and we’re also working on adding professional development and political engagement events to our calendar. Past social events have included ice skating, karaoke, hiking, and weekend trips, and we’ve volunteered at the Cherry-Blossom Festival, Sake Day, Films of Remembrance, the Colma cemetery clean-up, and at our own noodle booth at the Nihonmachi Street Fair.