Notice:  At this time, this organization is not the representative of the City of San Jose’s relationship with Okayama Japan.

Youth and Travel

Thank you to the youth who participated in this event and to the Japanese Consulate and SJSU Language Department and Silver Creek HS Japanese Class for their support.


The 2016 Youth Ambassador trip will be June 12-25, 2016., leaving from San Jose’s airport by ANA.

Registration has begun, for information about this program, and to register your interest, visit this web page:

trip info:

Youth Board:
Applications are being accepted to join our Youth Advisory Board. For details, see the youth section.

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Consulate has Now Closed Their Tohoku Disaster Account
For Donations for Japanese Aid
If you wish to contribute to the continuing recovery program, we suggest you contact the Red Cross.

Japanese Consulate in San Francisco

Lots of Good Information about Japan  also:


On line monthly magazine from Japanese Government. The site contains archives back to 2007 and video archives as well. Also, iPhone, Android Apps for this content are available.

And also see the many projects of regional Sister City Programs (including ours in the latest one) in the bi-monthly pdf publication fy the Consulate: Northern and Central California Sister Cities Newsletter [click here]

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Hawaii Elects the first US Female Senator of Japanese Decent and first Hawaiian Woman Senator

As described in the Wall Street Journal’s Japan Real Time blog, Democratic candidate for US Senate representing Hawaii, Mazie Hirono, was elected to that position. She was born in Fukushima, the hard-hit area of Japan’s 2011 earthquake/tsunuami. Ms. Hirirono has been serving in the US House of Representatives. She is a long time naturalized citizen.

She joins Senator Daniel Inouye, also a first Japanese-American man to serve in the US House of Representatives and in the US Senate.

In doing so, she will be the first Japanese American woman Senator for the state.

Here is a link to the page for slightly more information about this election and her background..
Here is a link to information about Ms. Hirono as shown on Wikipedia
Here is a link to information about Mr. Inouye as shown on Wikipedia

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