Our mission is to provide children and parents with fun, educational and memorable experiences through a high-quality, Japanese language and cultural program. We want to create a “new generation”, where “chicken teriyaki” is not the only identifiable association with the Japanese culture.

Our new program, "Linguistic Blend" promotes learning languages. Communicating with others in their mother tongue is the beginning of world peace.

Although cultural activities are included in our program, Okasan and Me places an emphasis on the academic study of languages. Our programs also support the promotion of many other ethnic minority musicians, and provides an educational forum for these musicians to share their unique artistry and teach our children.

The corporation supports the promotion of Hawaiian music and culture, and continues to seek sponsorship for Hawaiian musicians to share their music both domestically and internationally.

The CD/Book is dedicated to the adopted children from Japan. Adoption from Japan is rare; there are about 35 children who are adopted from Japan every year. The program began with only a handful of adoptees from Japan. Since then, the program has grown to include all children from different ethnicities. There is a website where prospective parents seeking help with legalities can contact other parents who have already completed the adoption process. Please Contact Us for more information.

Asian Law Alliance (ALA)
Since a group of law students from Santa Clara University founded the Asian Law Alliance to provide legal assistance to the Asian Pacific Islander communities over three decades ago, the Asian Law Alliance, a non-profit organization, has become the cornerstone legal services provider for the Asian/ Pacific Islander community within Santa Clara County.

Japantown Business Association
The Japantown Business Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Japantown as a unique ethnic neighborhood offering a rare blend of business, cultural, and historical resources

Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj)
The mission of the Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj) is to collect, preserve and share Japanese American art, history and culture with an emphasis on the greater Bay Area.

Megumi Storyteller
Megumi, bilingual storyteller of Japanese Folk Tales and Stories from World War II Japanese American Internment

Nihonmachi Outreach Commmittee (NOC)
NOC is the host of the annual San Jose Day of Remembrance event that commemorates Executive Order 9066 which led to the forced incarceration of 120,000 people of Japanese descent, two-thirds of whom were American citizens. NOC strives to bring out issues that are important to the Japanese American community.

San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin
The San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin serves its members throughout Santa Clara County including Morgan Hill and Gilroy as well as some members in neighboring counties.