Japan Society of San Diego & Tijuana

“Cool” Japan Club – “Departures” Screening

At our next “Cool” Japan Club we will be watching the award-winning Japanese movie “Departures”, which is about a newly unemployed cellist who has to return to his roots and take up a job in which he “sends people off”. But, exactly what kind of job is it? Come to find out!  See “Departures” trailer here.

We will also be hearing from Dr. Edwin McDaniel, who will we be talking with us about related aspects of Japanese culture. Snacks and drinks will also be provided.  See you all there!

The event information is as followed:

Time: Tuesday, May 03, 2016 at 5:30pm
Place: Hourglass Community Recreation Center Rm 304
10440 Black Mountain Road,  San Diego, CA 92126
Fee: JSSDT Members – free
Non-members – $10
(Snacks and drinks included)

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14th Annual AJ Cup Golf Tournament

The AJ Cup is named in honor of Mr. Arthur Jonishi, 2002 recipient of the JSSDT Business Leadership Award. AJ was instrumental in choosing San Diego as the home for Kyocera, the first Japanese-parented manufacturing company in California. In addition, he helped establish and served as the first chairman of Minato Gakuen, a school for children of all Japanese expatriate families in the San Diego/Tijuana region.


Thursday, May 19, 2016
Sycuan Golf Resort
3007 Dehesa Road
El Cajon, CA 92019

11:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.
Registration & Gifts

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lunch & Putting Contest

Shotgun Start
Shamble Format

On-Course Activities
Longest Drive Contest
Closest-to-the-Pin Contest

Mexican Buffet Dinner
Silent & Live Auctions
Awards Presentation


Foursome $600

Individual $150
Please fill out individual player information for all players on the entry form

Awards Reception Only $25
Please arrive by 6:00pm

Mulligans, Putting Contest, & Raffle Tickets available at registration

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Cosplayers Wanted!

Cosplay Competition

There will be a Cosplay Competition held at the Beer & Sake Festival.  Come and compete in our Cosplay Competition and you can have the chance to win:

  1. Grand Prize – 1 night hotel stay, 2 tickets to a concert & $200 food credit at Harrah’s Resort Southern California
  2. 2nd Prize – Custom made Wigs by Japanese Professional Cosplay Wig Creator Yosuke Nakamoto
  3. 3rd Prize – Pair of tickets to the 15th Annual Beer & Sake Festival

The deadline is now May 15, instead of April 15!

Download Cosplay Competition Rules here.
Download Cosplay Competition Application here.