Scholarship dinner & board installation

Steve and Mary Jo at the JACL National Convention in Philly

Diana, Lauren, Hachi, & Misa at the Millbrae Culture Festival's San Mateo JACL koi art booth

Wes helping kids color

2018​ Highlights
  • Scholarship Dinner & Board Installation
  • JACL National Convention in Philadelphia, PA
  • Millbrae Japanese Culture Festival

Lee, Family, and JACL Board

Lee and Family

Scholarship Luncheon​
May 7, 2017
Congratulations to Lee Osaki who won our 2017  Scholarship.

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Day of Remembrance
The Day of Remembrance Commemoration along with the fundraising efforts to create a memorial to the incarcerees of Tanforan Assembly Center. Mike Inouye was the MC with a film by Dianne Fukami. Wonderful songs from the Grateful Crane Ensemble and Keiko Kawashima. Doug Yamamoto and Steve Okamoto are the leaders of the committee.


February 19, 2017

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2016 Millbrae Japanese Culture Festival


October 2, 2016

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Cherry Blossom Festival Senior Honoree Brunch


April 17, 2016

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Gyotaku fish imprinting and Kamishibai Japanese storytelling


March 19, 2016

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Wendy Hanamura, emcee

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Jim Ruane, Mayor of San Bruno

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Thomas Blalock, BART Board President

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Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Keynote Speaker

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Jerry Hill, State Senator

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Consul Mizuho Hayakawa, Japanese Consulate

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Paul Kitagaki Jr.

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Hiroshi Kashiwagi, Poet

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Steve Okamoto, TACMC Committeeman and SMJACL President

Tanforan Memorial Ceremony


October 31, 2015

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SMJACL Annual Donation to San Mateo Japanese American Community Center 


August 15, 2015

San Mateo JACL 80th Anniversary Celebration


May 30, 2015

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Kumiki Silver Bells Arts and Crafts Faire


December 11, 2014

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Millbrae Japanese Culture Festival


October 5, 2014

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