JSFC is going to join ASCEND to celebrate a Cherry Blossom Picnic at Mill River Park in Stamford, on Saturday, April 20  from 11:30 to 2:30pm. ASCEND CTW is the CT/Westchester chapter of Ascend, the largest non-profit Pan-Asian membership organization for business professionals in North America. They have rented the grove of cherry blossom trees at the north end of the park, east of the carousel. The trees might not be in bloom – there are both Yoshinos and Kwanza in Mill River Park but cherry trees are blooming early this year. This link gives some of the history of cherry trees in Stamford.

You can bring your own food to the park, or pay $20 per person to Ascend to share theirs. If you are going to come, please email your name to info@japansocietyfc.org. Tell us if you want to pay the $20 so we can give Ascend a count for the food. JSFC Corporate supporter Maruichi Select Japanese market is at 191 Summer St is one block away from the park, so you may wish to buy lunch food there instead. There are also several Japanese restaurants nearby.

Rakugo in CT

SUNDAY March 17, 2024

JSFC presented Rakugo Master Katsura Sunshine in New Canaan, CT.  To read about it, go HERE

Grant Ujifusa & Kermit Roosevelt III

Why Were the Japanese Americans Incarcerated?

February 18, 2024

JSFC partnered with the Jay Heritage Center in Rye, NY to present a conversation with Grant Ujifusa and Kermit Roosevelt. They explored the genesis of internment camps in America and the long road to reparations for this painful chapter in history.  Read more  HERE

Radical Pots 

and Cooperative Hands

January 30, 2024

JSFC members enjoyed interesting tours of the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, NY, the Katherine Choy exhibit at the Greenwich Historical Society, and the historic Bush-Holley house See photos and read about it HERE.


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JSFC has a Corporate Supporter Program.  This is a way for businesses, from small to large, to help us continue our programs.   We thank Maruichi Japanese food and Deli Stamford, Penguin Environmental Design, and Norwalk Aikido/Kongoshinkan Dojo for being our 2024 Corporate Supporters.   A special welcome to new Corporate Supporter, Sono KimonoTo learn about this program,  and how it can aid your business as well as us,  click HERE.

Penguin Environmental Design

Aikido of Norwalk / 

Kongoshinkan Dojo 



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