San Mateo JACL
Japanese American Citizens League
San Mateo
San Mateo JACL is dedicated to promoting the historical and cultural understanding of the Japanese American experience and to protecting and advancing the human and civil rights of our multi-ethnic society through educational and community programs.
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August 23, 2014 - OCA Picnic, noon-2:30PM, Central Park San Mateo, Picnic Area 3, tables 20-25. Please RSVP to Chris Bush

September 6, 2014 - Kimochi Fundraising Dinner at College of San Mateo

September 7, 2014 - San Mateo JACL at Clean Sweep Flea Market in San Bruno

October 5, 2014 - Millbrae Japanese Cultural Festival

December 13, 2014 - Kimochi Silver Bells Arts & Crafts Faire, San Francisco

January-March, 2015 - "Speak and Lead with Pride", a hands-on course by San Mateo OCA for high school students to improve their public speaking and leadership skills. Hurry--deadline to apply is Thursday, December 4, 2014.

SMJACL Needs Board Members!
If you want to be part of our active board please email or


Fundraising Alert - Kumiki Puzzles for sale!


Thanks to the generosity of Akiko and Jim Docker of The Sea Ranch, California, San Mateo JACL has acquired a large number of Kumiki Wooden Puzzles. We are selling them as a fundraiser to benefit our educational and community programs.

If you would like to order a puzzle(s), call Mary Jo at (650) 593-7358 and leave a message; or email your order to When you leave an order, please include your name and phone number. We will either deliver them or ship them to your home.

The types of puzzles for sale are: the elephant, the lion, the professional, the prison cube, the nested cube, the pyramid cube, and the four color 4 puzzle box. Samples of each puzzle are on display at the San Mateo Japanese American Community Center.

Puzzle Prices:
Lion Puzzle $10 ea
Elephant Puzzle $10 ea
Four Color 4 Puzzle Box $15 ea
Professional Puzzle $10 ea
Cube Puzzles $12 ea


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San Mateo JACL Board meetings are held at 7:15PM on the third Thursday of each month at the San Mateo Japanese American Community Center, located at 415 S. Claremont St. in San Mateo. Non-board members, visitors, and members of the community are welcome to attend.

Please note that the August 21, 2014 meeting has been cancelled.