The Monthly Newsletter

Hi Everyone,
Before you know it summer is in full swing--just in time for our annual welcome picnic this Saturday 11-4pm at Lindley Meadow at Golden Gate Park!

Save the date for our annual hiking trip happening in August--more details to come soon.


Nakayoshi Events

SOCIAL / Official / SATURDAY, JULY 2, 2022 at 11:00 AM

Nakayoshi Welcome Picnic

When: Saturday, July 2, 2022 at 11:00 AM
Where: Lindley Meadow at Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA

We're excited to host our annual Welcome Picnic at the Golden Gate Park! This is our biggest social event of the year where you can learn about Nakayoshi by interacting with our core and general members. It's also a great opportunity to network with fellow young professionals in San Francisco and rest of the Bay Area.
In lieu of our usual BBQ, we’d like to support SF Japantown businesses by placing a bento order with Hoshinoya. Guests are also welcome to bring potluck items to share (see forms below). Otherwise, feel free to drop by and hang out with us!
**Potluck Spreadsheet: https://bit.ly/3HeUWlz

We kindly ask all participants to follow local health and safety mandates and CDC guidelines: https://tinyurl.com/9zf29adj.

Here is the location of our picnic table at GGP's Lindley Meadow Picnic Area: goo.gl/maps/2BAfVMrWFxvLoQCh8
(Look for our Nakayoshi banner)
Facebook event

SOCIAL / Official / August 20 - 21

Nakayoshi Annual Bay Area Camping Trip

Where: China Camp

Save the date! More details to come.


Join Nakayoshi Core!

Want to get involved in the community and meet new friends? Join our core officer team!

We provide opportunities to support Japantown organizations while helping you build your network and skills.

There are no requirements other than a desire to get involved -- but we especially need help with the following positions:

  • Digital content and marketing
  • Event coordinating 

If you're interested, fill out our interest form or drop us a line at nakayoshi.ncwnp@gmail.com.

We'd love to hear from you!

I'm interested!


We'd like to hear from you!

If you have a minute please take our survey about how we can better serve you and what you're looking to get out of being part of Nakayoshi! Thank you

I'm interested!


Announcing Nakayoshi's Discord Account!

Come and find us on Discord! Check out the QR Code to get connected to our server.

Get Connected!


Announcing Nakayoshi's Line Account!

Are you on Line? So are we! Come and join us on our Line account!

Get Connected!


Nakayoshi Professional Resources Network

Nakayoshi wants to build a network of people who are willing and able to donate their unique skills for the Japantown community! 

Why do we want to do this?

We've found that members of Nakayoshi, as well as those in the wider Japantown community, have an extensive variety of skill sets--whether it's art, graphic design, fundraising, grant writing, copy editing, project management, web development, etc. We'd like to gather together willing volunteers and help direct them to opportunities in the Japantown community that best suit the needs. 

How does this work and what is the time commitment? 

Nakayoshi will help connect the need and the resources, and provide the introductions accordingly. From there, expectations will be established to identify the scoped work. Volunteers are expected to complete the work as agreed upon. 

What can I get out of it?

If you're just starting off in your career, joining the network is a good way to develop your skills that will have a tangible effect in the community. Even if you are well established in your career, volunteers can develop new relationships and understanding of the Japantown community!

I have skills to share!

Community Spotlight

Community / opportunity / VOLUNTEER

Japantenna - Fukuoka Showcase

When: July 22 - 31, 2022,  Friday/Saturday/Sunday at 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Where: SF Japantown Center Mall

Come to learn and experience Fukuoka city, a ramen mecca, known for Hakata ramen, its vibrant "Yatai" street food, beautiful city built around the Hataka bay and much more.

Japantenna is a non-profit project created in early 2021 in San Francisco’s Japantown. It is a storefront that showcases the culture, food, and travel attractions of Japan’s 47 prefectures, one at a time. 

Japantenna is led by a volunteer steering group from the Japanese and Japanese American community in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

More information about Japantenna can be found here.

Community / opportunity / SOCIAL

48th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair

When: August 6-7 at 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Where: SF Japantown

Schedule will be posted on July 1st, 2022.

Last year the Nihonmachi Street Fair (NSF) came back after a one year absence due to COVID. Thousands came out to reconnect and enjoy the pop up performance events as well as the 47th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair. The NSF Board and Committee are grateful for your continued support in ensuring that festivals like this remains active in our communities.

This year we’re adding more opportunities for you to come to Japantown, support our small businesses while enjoying the music and performances that has always made the Nihonmachi Street Fair THE GO TO EVENT of the SUMMER. Mark your calendars, save the dates! We’ll see you in the heart of Jtown this summer!

More information can be found here.

Community Calendars

For community events from the San Francisco Japanese American Citizen's League (SFJACL), check out their calendar here.
For community events from the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC), check out their calendar here.
For community events from the Japantown Cultural District, check out their calendar here.

Last Month's Events

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Kinmon Gakuen Clean Up.
And thank you to everyone who joined the Soy and Tofu VIP Reception!
2022 Nakayoshi