Welcome to the San Mateo chapter of the JACL!

Calendar of Events

May 21, 2020

The next San Mateo JACL Board will be held at 7:15PM, Thursday, May 21, 2020 at the Community Center. Please send us an email if you are interested in attending.

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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.

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Site Updated: November 2018