The Monthly Newsletter

Hi everyone,

At long last, Nakayoshi is returning to in-person events, starting with the SF Giants Japanese Heritage Night and our annual Welcome Back picnic! Check out the fun events we have planned below, as well as opportunities to get involved with Nakayoshi while building your resume and leadership skills.

Make time to connect with your community this summer. You won't regret it!


Nakayoshi Events

Social / Official / friday, July 9, 2021 at 6:45 pm 

2021 SF Giants Japanese Heritage Night with Nakayoshi

Join Nakayoshi and the rest of the community at Oracle Ballpark for the San Francisco Giants' annual Japanese Heritage Night game on Friday, July 9 at 6:45pm against the Washington Nationals! Tickets are limited, so purchase yours ASAP!

Nakayoshi members will be seated together in our own section. Tickets include special Japanese Heritage Night promotional t-shirt. This year's game will not include pregame festivities in Seals Plaza, but we'll still have a great time cheering on our GIANTS! Join us for a night out at the ballpark!

Questions? Contact Haruka Roudebush, Senior Programs Manager at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC/the Center) at hroudebush@jcccnc.org.
Get Your Tickets
Facebook event link

Social / Official / Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 11 AM

Nakayoshi Welcome Back Picnic

As summer rolls on and with California reopening, we're excited to announce that we're gearing up for in-person events again, starting with a picnic to welcome back our members (and welcome new friends)!
In lieu of our usual BBQ, we'd like to support Japantown by placing a bento order from Kippu. Click here to place your order. Please provide payment by July 14 to secure your order.

Feel free to bring snacks or drinks to consume or share. We will only provide food to those who preorder using the above form.

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

We're looking forward to seeing you (in person) soon!
Order Your Bento
Facebook event link

Social / Official / Saturday, August 28, 2021 at TK 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're interested in joining Nakayoshi for this social event, please RSVP below. Signups are open until July 25th and we're capping the event at 12 people—so sign up soon!
Facebook event link

Social / Official / September (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 September 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 nakayoshi.ncwnp@gmail.com. We'd love to hear from you! 

Join Nakayoshi Core

meeting / Official / Sunday, July 25, 2021 AT 10 am – 12 PM PST

Monthly Core Meeting

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 a Nakayoshi core meeting. We're always looking for people to help with planning events, bookkeeping, growing our membership, managing our web presence, and more! Ready to start making a difference? Just drop us an email at nakayoshi.ncwnp@gmail.com for the Zoom link.
Let us know you're coming!
Facebook event

Community Spotlight

Volunteer Opportunity / PSA

Volunteer Drivers and Kitchen Help Needed

For SF East Bay folks: Are you interested in becoming a kitchen helper or a delivery driver for J-Sei's Nutrition Program? We're in urgent need for more help! If you're able to help out, please contact Kathleen at kathleen@j-sei.org for more information or sign up at j-sei.org/signup. Hope to see you soon!
Sign Up

Community / Friday, July 16 AT 6 – 8 PM PST

J-Chat Virtual Conversational Language Exchange

Sponsored by JETAANC, this program provides beginning to advanced Japanese language learners a monthly space to improve conversational skills.

Each session will begin with a brief lesson for beginners and intermediate speakers, followed by small group conversations assigned by skill level. Practice your conversational skills in Nihongo and connect online with other language learners from the community!

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

Last Month's Nakayoshi Events

Nakayoshi members enjoyed wine from ONEHOPE while raising funds for JCYC's COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Program. (Psst - there's still time to order wine through the fundraiser!)
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2021 Nakayoshi