JSS Newsletter Vol. 6 No. 2 July 2018


Chie Takano Reeves, JSS  Volunteer Coordinator Event: Natsu Matsuri (Summer Festival) Date: Saturday July 14 Time: Any time from 8:30am to 9pm  The season of the JCCC Natsu Matsuri (Summer Festival) has arrived. As a way to increase community awareness about JSS and its services, and also as a fundraiser, we will be cooking and […]

HEALTH: Is Consuming Fat Bad for You?

Matthew Yan, PhD Medical Biophysics Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, is the leading cause of death globally. It is estimated to account for 17.3 million deaths per year. A generally accepted notion is that to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease you should consume less food that is rich in saturated fatty acids, […]

HEALTH: Learning to let go of your stress

Nelson Beltijar, Personal Trainer and Athletic Therapist A lecturer walked around a room while teaching “Stress Management” to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected her to ask, “Is the glass half empty to half full?” Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: ”How heavy is this glass of […]

OBITUARY: Mary Shinko Nagata Kato

Mary Shinko Nagata Kato was featured in the March 2018 issue of the JSS Newsletter.  The article mentioned how excited Mary was about her upcoming 96th birthday.  On March 30, 2018, Mary celebrated the milestone surrounded by her beloved and devoted family. Sadly, on May 1 Mary passed away. Her physical passing left a hole […]

RECIPE: Osaka-style Okonomiyaki

Recipe contributed by Rieko Chao On Saturday July 14 at the JCCC Natsu Matsuri (Summer Festival), JSS will be preparing and selling okonomiyaki, takoyaki, and onigiri. Our amazing volunteer and konamono master, Rieko Chao, has generously agreed to share one of her secret recipes from Natsu Matsuri with our newsletter readers. We hope to see you at […]


PRIDE Film Series @JFT, free admission, registration required      Celebrate Pride with us this summer by watching some films that look at LGBTQ diversity in Japan.  Details > http://jftor.org/pride-films/   Hush! ハッシュ! July 12, 2018 1:00 PM  Directed by Ryosuke Hashiguchi [2001] 135 min.   Naoya and his partner Katsuhiro receive a proposition from Asako, […]

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