It is the time of the year again for our Annual General Members Meeting! We are honored to have the Consul General of Japan in San Francisco as our guest speaker for 2021. You’ll also get a special chance to listen in on a conversation between a current student and one of our teachers, and learn more about our amazing language courses. We will be giving a sneak peek of our upcoming Healthcare Connections program as well, which focuses on digital healthcare and telemedicine. Most importantly, please tune in to find out what cool things the Society has been up to and has planned for you in 2021!
Our Annual General Members Meeting is a members-only gathering, and is complimentary for JSNC members. New and returning members are encouraged to register and attend! If you are not sure of your membership status, please ask our admin. Not a member yet? No worries, just click the button below to become one now! Young Professionals between the age of 21 and 35 receive a special offer on memberships.
Date and Time
US: Thursday, April 1st @ 4:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Japan: Friday, April 2nd @ 8:00 AM (Japan Time)
4:00-4:05: Opening and Welcome Remarks by Chairman, Larry Greenwood
4:05-4:10: Special Guest – Consul General of Japan in San Francisco, Toru Maeda
4:10-4:17: Announcement of the Results of the Ballot by Larry Greenwood
– Election of the Board of Directors & the Amendment of the Bylaws
– Introduction of the new Board Members
4:17-4:25: JSNC Activity Report by President, Takahide Akiyama
4:25-4:33: Voices from Japanese Language Classes by Dr. Masahiko Minami (Japanese teacher), Morgan Smith (student), and Yu Higashisawa (Language Coordinator)
4:33-4:38: Preview of Healthcare Connections 2021 by John Thomas, member of the Board
4:38-4:52: Meet the director of East Side Sushi, Anthony Lucero (Trailer & Fireside Chat)
4:52-4:55: Closing Remarks by Takahide Akiyama
Anthony Lucero is an awarded writer and director, as well as being experienced with visual effects. His directorial debut feature film, East Side Sushi, was picked up by HBO and garnered 15 film festival awards nationwide, has a 94% Rotten Tomatoes score and has the distinction of being listed as one of the “Top 10 Films of 2015” by SF Weekly and “One of the Most Overlooked Films of 2015″ from the Los Angeles Times. In 2017, Lucero was selected as a U.S. Envoy and spoke at six U.S. Embassies and Consulates as a film ambassador throughout Japan. Born and raised in Oakland, Lucero draws on his Mexican-American roots to create stories that are multicultural and socially relevant.East Side Sushi is a film about a local Mexican girl based in Oakland who pursues her dream of being a sushi chef while being challenged with cultural differences.