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1/24/2021 – Eastwind Books of Berkeley

Your local source for books. Eastwind Books of Berkeley supports the local community. They will special order books upon request. (Source: Jun Hamamoto)

1/6/2021 – Regina Boone – Journalist Unravels Mysteries of her Japanese grandfather

Regina Boone will be featured at the 2021 BCA National Conference Meeting.

11/25/2020 – Fukuoka Sister City Fundraiser Event
2020 Holiday Wreath Sale Fundraiser

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9/15/2020 – Book: Setsuko’s Secret – Heart Mountain and the Legacy of Japanese American Internment

Book Trailer Video

Author Shirley Ann Higuchi, JD, chair of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation, uncovers her family’s past and embarks on a transformational journey as she learns about the Japanese American incarceration during World War II and what happened to her family and those of other former incarcerees.

Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation
1539 Road 19
Powell, WY  82435-8723

8/14/2020 – Covid-19 Testing @ Asian Heath Services


Please contact AHS for an appointment to get tested. (510) 735-3222

8/12/2020 – NextGen JCA Peace Day: 75 years after the Bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki

NextGen JCA Peace Day: 75 years after the Bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki

Join us as we commemorate this Peace Day

6/29/2020 – Berkeley Buddhist Temples Virtual Obon Event

Our virtual obon will have obon dancing led by Hanayagi Sensei and stories shared by our Sangha members. The event will be on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 4:00 pm.

We will be dancing:

Obon no Uta (bring your uchiwa aka Japanese flat fan!)
Hanabi Ondo
Shiawase Samba
Tanko Bushi

We will be sharing youtube practice videos so you can prep beforehand. Be sure to check our Facebook and temple websites for resources closer to July 11th.

Feel free to share this RSVP link widely:

If you have any questions, contact us at

6/26/2020 – Tadaima ! – A Community Virtual Pilgrimage

Japanese American Memorial Pilgrimages.  In the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, each of the annual pilgrimages to sites of wartime Japanese American incarceration have been canceled. These pilgrimages provide important educational and community-building opportunities for descendants of the camps, the Japanese American community as a whole, and the wider public.  WEBSITE LINK

5/13/2020 – East Bay Food Bank Support

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Join the Buddhist Church of Oakland and help support the Alameda County Community Food Bank. Every $1 you donate helps provide $7 worth of food.  Please goto http://VFD-ACCFB.ORG , Select our group (Buddhist Ch Oakland), and then “Shop”.

Thank you for your Dana

3/17/2020 – Update Tsuru for Solidarity Pilgrimage

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3/17/2020 – Notice to Stay Home – from Six Bay Area Counties

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