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Women’s Impact Network | 2020 Spring Happy Hour!

February 27 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Join Women's Impact Network "WIN" Chair, Tracy Gopal, to welcome special guest Naomi Koshi, former Mayor of Otsu, Shiga Prefecture.

Japanese Travelers at the Golden Gate: How Japan’s First Foreign Mission Changed the Course of History

February 28 @ 1:30 pm
2020 marks the 160th anniversary of the voyage to the port of San Francisco of the Karin Maru and the first Japanese diplomatic mission to the West.

Morning Karaoke Party

March 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hello, Japanese students. You're invited to our Morning Karaoke Party! Let's meet up to sing Japanese and English songs, and have fun conversations with your classmates and teachers. Your friends and family are welcome to come, too. You don’t like...

Misako Rocks: A Japanese Manga Artist’s Path to Success in the U.S.

March 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn-based Japanese manga artist Misako Rocks shares how she developed her signature style, the challenges she had to overcome, and her current project.
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“Paper Lanterns” Film Screening in Tokyo

April 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
For this year’s anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, join us for another film screening of the documentary “Paper Lanterns” followed by a paper lantern workshop. Directed by Barry Frechette and produced by Japan Society Executive Committee member Nobuko Saito Cleary,...

Suntory Whisky at the Annual General Members Meeting 2020

April 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Japan Society of Northern California is hosting a members-only gathering where you’ll have the opportunity to meet our board, staff, and other members while welcoming Toru Maeda, the new Consul General of Japan!
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31st “Award of Honor” Gala

For more than 100 years, the Japan Society of Northern California has fostered collaboration and understanding between the United States and Japan by providing Northern Californians with a range of language, cultural and business programming and opportunities for fellowship.

Innovation Awards

The Society’s vision is to energize the creativity, imagination and actions of individuals, businesses and academics – in both the U.S. and Japan – through creating distinctive dialogues and programs that broadly publicize and encourage “best in class” Japan – U.S. innovation and entrepreneurship.


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Dear friends, Happy Valentine's Day! We all hope that you have a great day! #ValentinesDay 朝からチョコレート食べ続けてシュガーハイ気味です。アメリカでも、この数年でバレンタインが男女の枠を超えるようになり、いろいろな方々からチョコレートをいただいています。

俺ん家ラーメン、一風堂を手掛け、ベイエリアのラーメンブームの火付け役でもある丸山 良幸氏とマーク・ザッカーバーグ。 Ramen : Dream and Beyond では110+以上のラーメンラバーにお集まりいただきました。1/2

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