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About Us

The JACL-NCWNP sponsors educational programs for its members and the public. Programs have focused on such topics as hate crimes, which taught our members how to work with their local police departments to combat hate violence; on homophobia in the Japanese American community, which served as an opportunity to open a dialogue and break down the stereotypes and fear that keep us apart; and on the Nisei resisters of conscience, which featured both veterans and resisters sharing their stories in an effort to bring a healing to our community.

The NCWNP District sponsors activities that remember and honor our elders as well as those that nurture our youth. Each year in May, we co-sponsor Memorial Day services with VFW Nisei Post #9879 and the Military Intelligence Service Association of Northern California. It is a time to pay tribute to the men and women of our community who served their country in uniform.

NCWNP involves itself in efforts to ensure the future viability and vitality of San Francisco’s Japantown. The NCWNP District was involved in the campaign which successfully led to the returning of the Japanese YWCA to the community’s ownership.

NCWNP District Executive Board

Governor
Carol Kawase
Vice-Governor
Howard Shimada
Treasurer
Alan Teruya
Secretary
Haruka Roudebush
Ex-Officio
Alan Nishi

Board Members
Janice Luszczak
Gail Kitaji
Sharon Uyeda
Thaya Mune Craig

Youth Representative
Michelle Huey

Pacific Citizen Rep.
Jim Duff

Regional Director
Patty Wada