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.
San Mateo Japanese American Citizens League
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July 9-12, 2014 -  JACL National Convention

April 28, 2012 -  Tanforan Assembly Center Memorial Exhibit Opening

May 5,    2012 -  3rd Annual CSM Asian Pacific American Film Festival 

June 2, 2012 - San Mateo JACL Flea Market / Rummage Sale <click here for info>

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


San Mateo JACL Needs Your Best Recipes!


San Mateo JACL plans to publish a Second Edition of their 1994 Community Cookbook.  We will use some of the recipes from our first book but would like some new ones from the San Mateo Japanese American community.  We want to document and preserve the family recipes that result in the memorable Japanese style dishes we all enjoy at community picnics, potlucks, sales, and events.

The Cookbook Committee needs you to assist us by sharing your favorite recipe(s).

Just jot them on any paper you have at home and send them to us.  Please put your name on your recipes.  The names of contributors will be included in the cookbook unless an anonymous listing is requested.  We need to be able to contact you if we have any questions so please include your phone number too.  Please put completed recipes in the “COOKBOOK” folder in the JACL box at the Japanese American Community Center or you may mail your recipe to:

San Mateo JACL / Cookbook
415 S. Claremont Street
San Mateo, CA 94401

The deadline for submitting recipes is June 30, 2012
We appreciate your help with this project and your great recipes!


News Archive                                                 Site Updated: 10/19/2012


Kokoro Newsletter

March 2012 Newsletter now posted.

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The JACL meetings for May through December 2012 are scheduled for the third Thursday of each month and are held at the Community Center. Please note that the April 19, 2012 meeting has been cancelled.