The Monthly Newsletter

Hi everyone,

Nakayoshi is back! After a year of virtual events, we're back to holding regular in-person social and volunteer events, and it's great to see new and familiar faces and get out and about in Japantown and beyond. We're planning upcoming events in the South and East Bay and gearing up for future volunteer events - there's no shortage of ways to get involved. If you haven't seen us in a while, now is a great time to reconnect!


Nakayoshi Events

Social / Official / Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 7 - 9 PM

Nakayoshi August Social at Top Golf

Top Golf is an entertainment venue located in San Jose that features a driving range, drinks and snacks. It'll be a a great way to catch up with friends and meet new ones! If you'd like to join, get in touch with Steven at
Facebook event link

VOLUNTEER / Official / Saturday, September 25, 2021 

Save the Date: Sake Day Volunteer

Sake Day is back! Nakayoshi will be helping out at this popular event to benefit the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California. Come volunteer with us and taste some sake! More info to come soon.

meeting / Official / Sunday, September 26, 2021 

Save the Date: Nakayoshi Core Retreat

If you want to get involved in the community, build leadership skills, or meet new people in the Bay Area, now is the perfect time to join Nakayoshi Core. In September we'll be having our annual Core Retreat to plan our direction for the next year—and for the first time in a while, we'll be meeting in person (location TBD). Plus, if it's your first Core meeting, lunch is on us!

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

Social / Official / October (date TBA)

Leadership Opportunity: Hiking with Nakayoshi!

Love the outdoors? Want to get involved with Nakayoshi? We need your help! We're looking for someone to help plan and organize our fall hike, including choosing a date and location, publicizing the event, and coordinating the day of. You'll be paired with an experienced Core member who will help make sure everything goes smoothly. This event could be anywhere in the Bay Area, but bonus points if you know any good East Bay trails! 
I'm interested in helping!

core officers / Official announcement 

Join us!

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 bookkeeping and email newsletter, so an interest in finance or digital marketing is a big plus! If you're interested in either position, fill out our interest form or drop us a line at We'd love to hear from you! 

Join Nakayoshi Core

Community Spotlight

Community / Saturday & Sunday, August 7 & 8 from 11 am - 6 PM

47th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair

This year's NSF will showcase AAPI nonprofit organizations, Asian artisans, children’s arts & crafts. Live music at the Peace Plaza! Also COVID Vaccine Mobile Unit and COVID Testing administered by Virus Geeks. Masks are required and there will be no Food Fest this year - support our Japantown restaurants instead! Learn more at

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

Last Month's Nakayoshi Events

It was great catching up with new and old friends at the Welcome Back Picnic! (Shoutout to Kippu for the tasty bentos!)
Garlic fries and a Giants win (plus some sweet T-shirts) made Japanese Heritage Night at the ballpark a blast!
Nakayoshi volunteers helped clean the glass in the columbarium, pull weeds, and honor our ancestors at the Colma Japanese Cemetery Cleanup - our first volunteer event of 2021! 
2021 Nakayoshi