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P.O. Box 122842
San Diego CA 92112-2842

info@sdyscs.org

+1 760 444 4164

Announcements

Yokohama Grove Groundbreaking Ceremony

The San Diego -Yokohama Sister City Society cordially invites you to attend the Yokohama Grove Groundbreaking Ceremony and Official Welcome Reception in honor of

Mitsuru Kajimura,  Chair of Yokohama City Council
Katsunori Watanabe, First Deputy Mayor
Masatoshi Kawaguchi, Chair of the Yokohama San Diego Friendship Committee
and the visiting delegation from Yokohama, Japan

Join us as we honor Yokohama’s gift of 15 Cherry Blossom Trees to the Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park.  This is the first major delegation from Yokohama in many years, so let’s be sure that everybody comes to share in this beautiful occasion and show support for our long-standing friendship.

Refreshments and Entertainment Immediately Following the Ceremony

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

5pm Groundbreaking Ceremony

6pm cocktails and hors d’oeuvres

Inamori Pavilion

Japanese Friendship Garden – Balboa Park

2215 Pan American Rd E, San Diego, CA 92101

For additional information or to RSVP email

members@sandiegoyokohamasistercity.org

 

 

It is our pleasure to invite you to attend the San Diego Yokohama Sister City Society 59th anniversary luncheon on Sunday, September 25, 2016. Come and celebrate a longstanding relationship between the two cities as well as learn about the exciting developments and successes we have had in building educational and professional exchanges.
San Diego and Yokohama is one of the oldest sister cities on the West Coast, part of a larger initiative started by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to build people-to-people friendship through sister city exchanges. The San Diego Yokohama Sister City Society was key to rebuilding U.S.-Japanese ties at the national level following World War II, and has tremendously enriched the cultural life of residents in both cities through numerous arts, zoo, and library book exchanges over the decades. Many student, civic, and military delegations have also been exchanged through the sister city relationship.
This year we have expanded our relationship with Yokohama on multiple fronts. We deepened our exchange with the public schools in Yokohama. Twenty students from Kanazawa High School were warmly hosted at Mission Bay cluster of schools during a five day visit in March. Last August Mrs. Yumeka Nagasawa from Kanazawa Middle School and Mr. Takayuki Nagashima from Kanazawa Elementary participated in in-class training at Adobe Bluffs Elementary, Crown Point Junior Music Academy (CPJMA), and Pacific Beach Middle school. SDYSCS also partnered with CPJMA and the Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park to build a Japanese garden at CPJMA’s playground.
SDYSCS sent an official delegation to Yokohama in April to discuss Yokohama Mayor Hayashi’s visit to San Diego next year to commemorate the 60th anniversary of sister city ties and open a representative office with the San Diego Economic Development Council. SDYSCS will send another delegation to Yokohama this November led by San Diego Unified School District President Dr. Mike McQuary in order to expand the scope of exchanges between the respective school districts.
This year has been quite eventful and we welcome you to join our luncheon at the Admiral Baker Clubhouse on Sunday, September 13, 2015 from 10:30am to 1pm. There will offer a delicious variety of Sunday Brunch entrees. Reservations are $30.00 per person with parking provided. We look forward to meeting you at our our luncheon and usher in an auspicious 2017.

Announcements

Win a Round Trip Air Ticket to Japan!

Buy a ticket by January 16th and enter your chance to win a trip to Japan!  All proceeds go to support the Sister Cities International Southern California Chapter Young Professionals Committee Activities.

 

 

Announcements

59th Annual Luncheon & Meeting

It is our pleasure to invite you to attend the San Diego Yokohama Sister City Society 59th anniversary luncheon on Sunday, September 25, 2016. Come and celebrate a longstanding relationship between the two cities as well as learn about the exciting developments and successes we have had in building educational and professional exchanges.
San Diego and Yokohama is one of the oldest sister cities on the West Coast, part of a larger initiative started by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to build people-to-people friendship through sister city exchanges. The San Diego Yokohama Sister City Society was key to rebuilding U.S.-Japanese ties at the national level following World War II, and has tremendously enriched the cultural life of residents in both cities through numerous arts, zoo, and library book exchanges over the decades. Many student, civic, and military delegations have also been exchanged through the sister city relationship.
This year we have expanded our relationship with Yokohama on multiple fronts. We deepened our exchange with the public schools in Yokohama. Twenty students from Kanazawa High School were warmly hosted at Mission Bay cluster of schools during a five day visit in March. Last August Mrs. Yumeka Nagasawa from Kanazawa Middle School and Mr. Takayuki Nagashima from Kanazawa Elementary participated in in-class training at Adobe Bluffs Elementary, Crown Point Junior Music Academy (CPJMA), and Pacific Beach Middle school. SDYSCS also partnered with CPJMA and the Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park to build a Japanese garden at CPJMA’s playground.
SDYSCS sent an official delegation to Yokohama in April to discuss Yokohama Mayor Hayashi’s visit to San Diego next year to commemorate the 60th anniversary of sister city ties and open a representative office with the San Diego Economic Development Council. SDYSCS will send another delegation to Yokohama this November led by San Diego Unified School District President Dr. Mike McQuary in order to expand the scope of exchanges between the respective school districts.
This year has been quite eventful and we welcome you to join our luncheon at the Admiral Baker Clubhouse on Sunday, September 13, 2015 from 10:30am to 1pm. There will offer a delicious variety of Sunday Brunch entrees. Reservations are $30.00 per person with parking provided. We look forward to meeting you at our our luncheon and usher in an auspicious 2017.

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SDJACL Otsukimi Celebration

Enjoy music, food and viewing the moon at this event to benefit the Crown Point Jr. Music Academy, a neighborhood magnet elementary school that teaches Suzuki method to enhance education. 5 pm registration.

6pm – 9pm program featuring Mary Lu Brandwein, shakuhachi, Yuki Easter, koto, San Diego Japanese Chorus, Naomi Okamura Hobbs, chorus director, Jonathan Crick, shakuhachi, Kazuhiko Morikawa, shigin singer, Kazuaki and Noriko Uehara, sanshin and vocalists, as well as student perfomances from Crown Point Jr. Academy and Mission Bay High School.

Free admission.

WHEN
Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

WHERE
Crown Point Elementary School – 4033 Ingraham Street, San Diego, CA 92109

Events

Philippine Independence Day in Balboa Park

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]You are cordially invited to CASCI’s Philippine Independence Day Flag Raising Ceremony on June 12, 2016 in front of the House of the Philippines in Balboa Park.

The event starts at 4:00 P.M. and will feature live music and entertainment, complimentary Filipino food, and state and local leaders.

Bring your family and friends and come celebrate Philippine Independence with your Kababayan! Salamat Po!

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Free Concert!

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Kearny Mesa Concert Band & the Japan Maritime Self Defense Forces Training Squadron Band

FREE CONCERT
Tuesday, June 1 4, 201 6
6:45 – 8PM

Please join us for a post-concert presentation to the
Japan Maritime Self Defense Forces of a painting of their ship, The Kashima (shown above), by artist and KMCB percussionist Richard DeRosset.

Horton Plaza Park (corner of Broadway & 4th)
San Diego Self-validated free parking available at
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Made In Japan

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The San Diego-Yokohama Sister City Society is proud to co-present the 16th San Diego Asian Film Festival’s Closing Night Film, MADE IN JAPAN on November 13th.

Join us on Friday, November 13th, 7pm at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sherwood Auditorium.  Purchase tickets here

Description

Official Selection, 2015 SXSW Film Festival
Special Jury Prize, 2015 Nashville Film Festival
Official Selection, 2015 Chicago Asian American Showcase

Before global electronic brands made the moniker “Made in Japan” a household phrase, another electrifying import found its way to the United States. She hailed from Nagoya, her name was Tomi Fujiyama, and back in November 1964, she became the first Japanese country singer to grace the stage of the Grand Ole Opry – on the same bill as Johnny Cash no less. Her performance was greeted with a standing ovation, a testament to not only her exceptionalness, but also Nashville’s acceptance of her well-studied musicality. But even though today Tomi is a legend of American country in Japan, will she be accepted again at the Grand Ole Opry?

Josh Bishop’s rousing documentary tracks Tomi’s journey back to the United States to fulfill her dream of returning to country’s biggest stage. It also tells the story of how Tomi’s unusual tale began: humble beginnings during World War II, family relocations, shady neighbors. In their family’s tailor shop storefront, Tomi’s father played music to attract customers and Tomi listened. Soon, she was singing publically and her father was playing guitar and managing her career. Gigs at American military bases during the Korean War turned Tomi onto country and she found her calling. Soon, she was the “Queen” of Japanese country music.

Decades later, Tomi’s path to Nashville is as indefatigable as ever. Nearing seventy, Tomi and her husband hit the road, greeting everyone with her infectious rendition of “Howdy!” and her endearing takes on country classics in bars and on the radio. Tomi wows with the comfort and ease of her music, which comes off less as a cultural performance than the expression of a woman’s irrepressible true self beaming through with a fabulous smile. And seeing that sun-soaked image is what’s ultimately most unforgettable about Josh Bishop’s lovable, music-filled documentary. –Eric Lallana

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Announcements

Asian Food & Craf Fair

1440867128Join us at the 2015 Asian Food and Crafts fair – Sunday, October 18. Crafts booths will open at 9AM, and food will be available starting at 11 AM.; closes at 4PM.

This is an annual fundraiser to support the Buddhist Temple of San Diego maintenance and operations. Traditional and modern Asian food prepared by temple members, handcrafts, and
Asian Community non-profits, as well as entertainment, make for an enjoyable day.

Announcements

58th Annual Luncheon & Meeting

Your are cordially invited to attend the SDYSCS 58th Annual Luncheon & Meeting.

It is our pleasure to invite you to attend the San Diego Yokohama Sister City Society 58th anniversary luncheon on Sunday, September 13, 2015. Come and celebrate a longstanding relationship between the two cities as well as learn about the exciting development and success we have had in building educational exchange through modern technology and methodology.

San Diego and Yokohama is one of the oldest sister cities on the West Coast, part of a larger initiative started by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to build people-to-people friendship through sister city exchanges. The San Diego Yokohama Sister City Society was key to rebuilding U.S.-Japanese ties at the national level following World War II, and has tremendously enriched the cultural life of residents in both cities through numerous arts, zoo, and library book exchanges over the decades. Many student, civic, and military delegations have also been exchanged through the sister city relationship.

This year we have established a partnership agreement with three public schools in Mission Bay and their counterparts in Yokohama, with prospects of further expanding the partnership. The principal of Kanazawa High School and another Yokohama delegate will be present at the luncheon. They will be very interested in exploring opportunities in San Diego during their visit and this is a perfect opportunity to give them a warm welcome and discuss exciting initiatives that our sister city exchange is all about.

Announcements

Taste of Asia 2015

taste poster 7-28Food, music, dance and crafts of Asia come alive September 26 and 27, 2015 at Balboa Park. In celebration of the Centennial of the Panama Pacific Fair, Taste of Asia Festival will be staged 12 noon to 5 PM at the International Cottages.

The grand finale is Chinese Moon Festival on Sunday, September 27 at 7 PM at the Organ Pavilion. The program begins with three lion dance troupes prancing to drums, gongs and firecrackers. Xiamen University (China), a national treasure of dance, wushu and music performers, are feature entertainment. A display of fireworks will shine over the Organ Pavilion, along with set pieces of a dragon, carp, lotus and “100”, will conclude the festivities.

The Organ Pavilion show is free. The Celebration is hosted by the Houses of China, India, Korea, Philippines; and Confucius Institute @ San Diego State University. The Avery Tsui Foundation is a prime underwriter of expenses.

 Crafts

  • India – Henna Indian decorative stencils
  • China – Your name written in Chinese
  • Japan – Kokeshi Doll or game of ‘Go’

Food

Chinese; Korean; Filipino; Indian

Entertainment

9/26 Saturday @ International Cottages
  • Korean
  • Balinese
9/27 Sunday @ International Cottages
  • 2:00 PM – Korean
  • 2:15 PM – TBA
  • 2:30 PM – TBA
  • 2:45 PM – TBA
9/27 Sunday @ Organ Pavilion
  • 7 PM Three Treasures Cultural Arts Lion Dance, Southern Sea Lion Dance, Lucky Lion Dance and firecrackers
  • 7:15 PM Welcome
  • 7:25 – 8:20 Xiamen University (act stage time prop movement)
  • 8:20 PM Fireworks