Social Event: 18 Mighty Mountain Warriors


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


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

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:

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: 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!


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:
*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:

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

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!

Nakayoshi Café is back!

1939823_845383408820378_2074680768_nThe “Nakayoshi Café” is coming back for the Annual Soy & Tofu Festival on Saturday, June 7th in San Francisco’s Japantown (Peace Plaza, Post at Buchanan Streets) to help fundraise for the NichiBei Foundation, publishers of the NichiBei Weekly Japanese American newspaper that will receive 100% of all our proceeds.

The festival will run from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., but volunteers are needed to help from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. in the kitchen at Konko Church (1909 Bush Street, SF 94115) and/or with selling at our booth.  Please sign up for shifts here.

1230074_10151589832195776_1772900689_n*We kindly ask that all volunteers come prepared with the following: Apron, gloves, closed-toed shoes, long hair tied back, hair-net/hat, and look fab sporting your Nakayoshi T’s!

Don’t miss this opportunity to serve in our community together and give back to a great cause.  Visit our event’s Facebook page to notify us of your plans.  For those unable to volunteer, invite family and friends to try our delicious tofu-filled dishes.  For more information, contact Erika Shimizu at eks003[@]

Thanks, and we hope you can make it!

JCCCNC Annual Children’s Day Festival

Children's Day FestivalJoin Nakayoshi and sell spam musubis or make arts & crafts at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC)’s Children’s Day Festival this year. Nakayoshi will be operating the spam musubi booth at the annual Kodomo No Hi (Children’s Day) Festival in SF Japantown on Saturday, May 3th, 2014. All proceeds will go toward the JCCCNC.

You have the option (or do both!) of volunteering for the following fun festival booths:
1) Spam Musubi booth/kitchen
— [Shift 1] 8:30am-12:30pm (prep, cook,selling)
— [Shift 2] 12:00pm to 4:00pm (selling, cook, clean-up)

2) Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) Arts and Crafts Table
— [Shift 1] 11:00am – 12:30pm
— [Shift 2] 12:30pm – 2:00pm
— [Shift 3] 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Sign up for a shift by following this link:

Spam Musubi Volunteers – Please bring a hat or similar covering for your hair for when you are preparing and handling food. Aprons also recommended.

If you are unable to volunteer but will be at the festival, stop by our booth, say hello and buy our delicious musubis or make beautiful arts & crafts pieces 🙂 Festival runs in Japantown Peace Plaza from 11:00am to 4:00pm.

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you at the festival! If you have any questions, please contact Keith Stevens.  Contact details on our Facebook event page:

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:

* 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]

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

~ Nakayoshi Core Committee

Social Event: Ultra Bowling Night @ Yerba Buena Bowling Center

Ultra Bowling @ Yerba Buena Ice Skating & Bowling Center

Want to bowl under pretty lights? 🙂

Come and join us next Thursday evening, 4/3/14, at 7pm at the Yerba Buena Ice Skating & Bowling Center in Downtown San Francisco!

The center is located behind Metron – walking distance from Powell MUNI/Bart station. Parking is also available at the Fifth & Mission Parking lot.

We have reserved 4 lanes – just enough for max 20 people. If we have more attendees, we’ll do our best to arrange additional lanes, but not guaranteed.

The cost will be split up with the number of attendees, starting at $22.00 per person.
This includes the 2 hour bowling session & bowling shoe rental.

PLEASE RSVP by Sunday 3/30/14 to guarantee a spot!

Feel free to contact Natsumi Inoue at

Facebook Event Page: visit HERE

Thanks all! Looking forward to seeing you there!

– Nakayoshi Core Committee

Social Event: Documentary Film “Stories from Tohoku” | CAAMfest 2014

Join Nakayoshi at the San Francisco premire of “Stories from Tohoku” at the annual CAAMfest 2014!

From "Stories From Tohoku"
From “Stories From Tohoku”

“STORIES FROM TOHOKU urges us not to forget. The documentary gives a voice to the survivors — many still living in temporary housing, struggling to make ends meet — while skillfully interweaving their stories with those of Japanese American leaders continuing to raise money and organizing trips to the region. The endurance and frustration of the survivors and the hope inspired by their visitors are explored in this complex portrait. Uplifting footage of the first foreign delegation, led by Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi, to visit this trans-Pacific community is also shown.” – Sharon Mizota

Guests In Attendance: Dianne Fukami (Co-director/Producer) and Eli Olson (Co-director)

Co-presented by the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC)

Visit the official CAAMfest page to learn more about the movie: CLICK HERE

Sundance Kabuki Cinema | 1881 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115
Wednesday March 19th, 8:30pm

Please contact Natsumi Inoue at to reserve a ticket (possibly with a group discount if we get a group of 6 for $60 deal!). Otherwise, tickets are available now if you’d like to make your own arrangements and meet with us at the venue!

**Must be 21+ to enter Sundance Kabuki Theater for evening shows**

Let’s meet at the lobby at 7:30pm before the show begins at 8:30pm – enough time to get popcorns and good seats 🙂

Please let us know if you have any questions and see you at the movie!

Facebook Event Page: CLICK HERE