Welcome to the San Mateo chapter of the JACL!

Aloha Shirt Contest

Congratulations to our winners!

Mia, Na Keiki

Caroline, Makua

Brandon, 'ōpio

Thank you to all of our participants! Below is a collage of some of the submissions we received. 

Online Origami Festival!

San Mateo JACL is hosting an online origami event! Send us a picture of your origami aloha shirt!

80th Anniversary

San Mateo JACL is 80 years old! Read about our celebration!


Event Details

Tanforan Memorial

This is an architectural rendering of the memorial planned to be installed at San Bruno BART station.


The fundraising campaign for this important memorial has begun. See pictures from the reception, held October 31st, 2015. For more information and to donate, please go to


San Mateo JACL
Board Meetings

When: Third Thursday (with rare exceptions) of each month, 7:15PM

Where: San Mateo Japanese American Community Center, located at 415 S. Claremont St. in San Mateo.

Who: Non-board members, visitors, and members of the community are welcomed to attend


SMJACL Needs Board Members! If you would like to be part of our active board please email maryjoka@aol.com.

Happy folding!

Thank you from all of us at San Mateo JACL.

© 2016 San Mateo JACL

Site Updated: July 2020