The Monthly Newsletter

Hi everyone,

This month, you have a valuable chance to help determine the future of Nakayoshi. We're holding our annual core retreat, where we'll brainstorm and plan events for the upcoming year as well as longer-term initiatives. It'll also be our first in-person planning meeting in more than a year. Never attended a meeting before? Lunch is on us! Your input is valuable to us, so come say hello and let us know what kinds of events you'd like to see.


Nakayoshi Events

meeting / Official / Sunday, September 26, 2021 from 10 am - 1 pm

Nakayoshi Core Retreat

Join us at our annual Core Retreat to plan our direction for the next year and help us strengthen the Japanese American/AAPI community in San Francisco and beyond. Joining Nakayoshi Core is a great way to get involved, build leadership skills, and meet new people in the Bay Area.  Plus, if it's your first Core meeting, lunch is on us!

The retreat will be held at the San Francisco JACL building at 1765 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94115.

Interested in joining? Just drop us an email at
Let us know you're coming!
Facebook event

Social / Official / Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 2 pm

Nakayoshi Fall Hike

Join us for a hike at Inspiration Point in Tilden Regional Park in Berkeley!
We'll be doing a 3.1-mile loop (Curran Trail > Wildcat Gorge Trail > Meadows Canyon Trail) followed by happy hour (location TBD). Parking is available at the beginning of the trail. (Trail map)
RSVP on Facebook

Wanted: Nakayoshi Core Officers

Want to get involved in the community and meet new friends? Join our core officer team! We provide opportunities to support various Japantown organizations while helping you build your network and leadership skills.

There are no requirements other than a desire to get involved -- but we especially need help with our email newsletter, so an interest in digital marketing is a big plus! If you're interested, fill out our interest form or drop us a line at We'd love to hear from you! 
Join Nakayoshi Core

Community Spotlight

Community / Sunday, October 3, 2021 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Millbrae Japanese Culture Festival

The 16th Annual Millbrae Japanese Culture Festival will be held on Sunday October 3rd, 2021 at Millbrae Library Plaza, 1 Library Avenue, Millbrae, CA 94030. Free admission. For more info, visit

Community / Saturday, September 25

Sake Day 2021

Now in its 16th year, SAKE DAY is an annual event organized by True Sake shop in Hayes Valley showcasing over 200 varieties of sake, including exclusive offerings directly from visiting sake breweries from Japan. Nakayoshi is no longer participating in the event in an official capacity, but volunteers are still needed! Sign up here.

More Community News and Updates

For events from the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC), see their calendar.

Last Month's Nakayoshi Events

Thank you to everyone who came out for mini golf in the South Bay!
2021 Nakayoshi