Oakland-Fukuoka Sister City Association

Oakland-Fukuoka Sister City Association The Oakland Fukuoka Sister City Association promotes cultural awareness, understanding and friendship between the people and cities of Oakland and Fukuoka
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Established by the Oakland City Council in 1962, this time-honored relationship between the two cities grew out of President Dwight Eisenhower’s “people-to-people” program. This program encourages a cordial paring of American communities with those abroad. Today, OFSCA’s programming focuses on two areas vital to all sister city relationships: introducing Fukuoka City and its culture to our communi

Established by the Oakland City Council in 1962, this time-honored relationship between the two cities grew out of President Dwight Eisenhower’s “people-to-people” program. This program encourages a cordial paring of American communities with those abroad. Today, OFSCA’s programming focuses on two areas vital to all sister city relationships: introducing Fukuoka City and its culture to our communi

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Thank you to everyone who joined OFSCA, Chef Nelson German of Oakland's alaMar Kitchen & Bar and Sobre Mesa, and Bret Ho...
03/17/2021

Thank you to everyone who joined OFSCA, Chef Nelson German of Oakland's alaMar Kitchen & Bar and Sobre Mesa, and Bret Hogan of Oakland's Côte West winery for this evening's fundraiser event! We hope you enjoyed the wonderful talk by Bret and demonstration by Chef Nelson. For those who missed it, you can visit Chef Nelson's restaurants in Oakland or catch him on the upcoming season of Top Chef starting April 1 on Bravo! Côte West also welcomes visitors on weekends for their outdoor tasting room, or you can purchase their wine directly from the winery in Oakland, their website, or at many local retailers.

We hope to do this again in May - if you'd like to get our emails, please contact us at [email protected]!

On Tuesday, March 16, OFSCA teams up with Oakland's alaMar Kitchen & Bar and Côte West Winery to host a special food & d...
02/23/2021
OFSCA Fundraiser: A Culinary & Libation Journey through the East Bay

On Tuesday, March 16, OFSCA teams up with Oakland's alaMar Kitchen & Bar and Côte West Winery to host a special food & drink event, in support of OFSCA's 60th anniversary events next year. Participants will pick up a meal kit from alaMar on Grand Ave. and join a live webinar to learn and cook along with Chef Nelson German, who will appear on the new season of Top Chef in April!

Get your ticket: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ofsca-fundraiser-a-culinary-libation-journey-through-the-east-bay-tickets-142447350861

Participants will receive a PeriPeri Chicken meal kit (serves 2 people), and can optionally add a bottle or two of wine from Côte West as part of the package. Côte West's Bret Hogan will join us as well to discuss their Oakland-based winery. Learn more on Eventbrite!

Join OFSCA and Oakland's alaMar Kitchen & Bar/Sobre Mesa and Côte West Winery for a food & drink event!

The Oakland-Fukuoka Sister City Association (OFSCA) is teaming up with Holly's Mandarin Chinese restaurant (located at 4...
02/11/2021
OFSCA Fundraiser: Takeout Dinner with Holly's Mandarin Fine Chinese Cuisine

The Oakland-Fukuoka Sister City Association (OFSCA) is teaming up with Holly's Mandarin Chinese restaurant (located at 4080 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611) for a special takeout dinner fundraiser Monday, February 22, 2021 to support OFSCA's upcoming 60th anniversary celebration.

Place your order by Wednesday 2/17 online (view menu at link): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ofsca-fundraiser-takeout-dinner-with-hollys-mandarin-fine-chinese-cuisine-tickets-140233866269

All dinner sets serve 2 people, and the price includes both sales tax and gratuity.

Order takeout dinner to support OFSCA's 60th Anniversary celebration!

The Oakland-Fukuoka Sister City is holding a holiday wreath fundraiser in partnership with J. Miller Flowers and Gifts t...
12/01/2020
OFSCA 2020 Holiday Wreath Preorder Fundraiser (Order & Pay by Dec. 4)

The Oakland-Fukuoka Sister City is holding a holiday wreath fundraiser in partnership with J. Miller Flowers and Gifts to support our upcoming 60th Anniversary activities! Through Friday 12/4, you can place an order for a live evergreen wreath or premium wreath using our Google Form. Wreaths are available December 7-16 for free pickup at J. Miller Flowers and Gifts on Piedmont Ave. in Oakland, or available for delivery (fee based on location) to 75 Bay Area cities in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo, or Santa Clara counties. Payment MUST be complete by end of day Friday 12/4 for your order to be processed.

These living wreaths will look beautiful on your door or as a gift for friends and family! Free Pickup in Oakland Dec. 7-16 at J. Miller Flowers and Gifts or delivery available (fee based on location) Dec. 7-16 to over 75 Bay Area cities (Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo, and S...

Members of the Oakland Fukuoka Sister  City Association (OFSCA)  Board gathered for our monthly Zoom meeting last Tuesda...
10/26/2020

Members of the Oakland Fukuoka Sister City Association (OFSCA) Board gathered for our monthly Zoom meeting last Tuesday evening. 2021 kicks off the celebration for the 60th Anniversary of our Sister City relationship. Fundraising and community outreach ideas were shared - we hope you're looking forward to the celebrations next year!

We always welcome new members. Message our page or email [email protected] to learn more.

Learn about ways to celebrate May as Asian Pacific Heritage with this online guide!
05/05/2020

Learn about ways to celebrate May as Asian Pacific Heritage with this online guide!

Welcome to our Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Virtual Celebration. We have compiled an online guide to help you celebrate at home: https://apaheritage.org
#APAheritagemonth #APAVoices #APAUnite

08/18/2019
Made it back to San Francisco— with all of our bags 🧳 and gifts 🎁🎁🎁to share with our friends and family!! 🙌🏽😋💕 @ San Fra...
07/03/2019

Made it back to San Francisco— with all of our bags 🧳 and gifts 🎁🎁🎁to share with our friends and family!! 🙌🏽😋💕 @ San Francisco International Airport

✈️🇯🇵✈️🇯🇵👘💕✈️
07/03/2019

✈️🇯🇵✈️🇯🇵👘💕✈️

Sweet group send-off in Japan! ✈️FUKUOKA➡️SAN FRANCISCO✈️
07/03/2019

Sweet group send-off in Japan!
✈️FUKUOKA➡️SAN FRANCISCO✈️

Parents picking up their world travelers at the airport ✈️🇯🇵🌎🌏🌍 @ San Francisco International Airport
07/03/2019

Parents picking up their world travelers at the airport ✈️🇯🇵🌎🌏🌍 @ San Francisco International Airport

Ready for take off 😉✈️ 15 hour trip— here we gooooo!!
07/03/2019

Ready for take off 😉✈️ 15 hour trip— here we gooooo!!

Saying “see you soon” to our host families at the airport! ✈️👋🏼✈️
07/03/2019

Saying “see you soon” to our host families at the airport! ✈️👋🏼✈️

HUGE THANK YOU to this group!! 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽💯🙌🏽💯🙌🏽💯 it’s because of them that our trip was so incredible😋👍🏼 #travel #anaairli...
07/03/2019

HUGE THANK YOU to this group!! 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽💯🙌🏽💯🙌🏽💯 it’s because of them that our trip was so incredible😋👍🏼 #travel #anaairlines #fukuoka

Our gracious and generous hosts!! 🇯🇵🇯🇵 Many thanks for an amazing trip!!✈️✈️
07/03/2019

Our gracious and generous hosts!! 🇯🇵🇯🇵 Many thanks for an amazing trip!!✈️✈️

💐💐🎏🇯🇵💐💐💐
06/30/2019

💐💐🎏🇯🇵💐💐💐

Thank you for the beautiful tea ceremony!! 🙌🏽🍵👘 #japan #teaceremony #greentea
06/30/2019

Thank you for the beautiful tea ceremony!! 🙌🏽🍵👘 #japan #teaceremony #greentea

Thank you for the beautiful tea ceremony!! 🙌🏽🍵👘 #japan #teaceremony #greentea
06/30/2019

Thank you for the beautiful tea ceremony!! 🙌🏽🍵👘 #japan #teaceremony #greentea

Welcome reception introductions! 🎤
06/30/2019

Welcome reception introductions! 🎤

#fukuokafood
06/30/2019

#fukuokafood

👘🍜 #foodtour #fukuoka #japan #travel
06/30/2019

👘🍜 #foodtour #fukuoka #japan #travel

Always stop and make a bouquet at a flower shop!! 💐💐💐#fukuoka
06/30/2019

Always stop and make a bouquet at a flower shop!! 💐💐💐#fukuoka

#foodtour #fukuoka #japan #travel
06/30/2019

#foodtour #fukuoka #japan #travel

BAPE BAPE #BAPE
06/30/2019

BAPE BAPE #BAPE

Eating in the ramen stalls!! 🍜🍜 #foodtour #fukuoka #japan #travel
06/30/2019

Eating in the ramen stalls!! 🍜🍜 #foodtour #fukuoka #japan #travel

Nom nom nom 🍜#foodtour #fukuoka #japan #travel
06/30/2019

Nom nom nom 🍜#foodtour #fukuoka #japan #travel

Ordering ramen! 🍜 #foodtour #fukuoka #japan #travel
06/30/2019

Ordering ramen! 🍜 #foodtour #fukuoka #japan #travel

🐶🐶🐶hey pup!
06/30/2019

🐶🐶🐶hey pup!

06/30/2019

🐼🐼🐼☕️☕️☕️ #foodtour #fukuoka #japan #travel

Kickin off the food tour 🥞🥞🥞#foodtour #fukuoka #japan #travel
06/30/2019

Kickin off the food tour 🥞🥞🥞#foodtour #fukuoka #japan #travel

Fluffy pancakes!! #foodtour #fukuoka #japan #travel 😋🐼🥞
06/30/2019

Fluffy pancakes!! #foodtour #fukuoka #japan #travel 😋🐼🥞

Robby and his Softbank Hawks team! 🙌🏽⚾️💯🇯🇵#fukuoka #japan #baseball
06/29/2019

Robby and his Softbank Hawks team! 🙌🏽⚾️💯🇯🇵#fukuoka #japan #baseball

Had dinner at the coolest 🐟 restaurant!!! 👘🎣🐟😄#fukuokafood #japan
06/29/2019

Had dinner at the coolest 🐟 restaurant!!! 👘🎣🐟😄#fukuokafood #japan

06/29/2019

Gone fishin’ 🎣😂😋

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Student Exchange Program Each summer, Oakland and Fukuoka alternate hosting a group of six high school students for 10 days. Students learn about their host city through their home stay and participation in local activities. Cultural interaction takes place both in Oakland and Fukuoka. Oakland students can participate by visiting Japan and Oakland families can serve as host families to students from Fukuoka. Asian-Pacific Children’s Convention Held in Fukuoka, the Convention aims to build bridges between nations across the Pacific Rim by fostering bonds among the next generation of world citizens. OFSCA selects four Oakland elementary school students to participate in the annual program. Torii Gate Maintenance In 2002, the Torii Gate was unveiled near Lake Merritt to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Oakland Fukuoka sister city relationship. OFSCA is committed to the upkeep and beautification of the area to ensure that the Torii Gate, along with the surrounding area, can be enjoyed for years to come. OFSCA is a member of the East Bay Garden Club and holds quarterly clean-up days at the Gate. Otsukimi The famous Japanese moon viewing festival is held in October close to the full moon. The event showcases traditional Japanese activities and is open to the public. Participation in Local Cultural Festivals In order to maintain and strengthen Japanese cultural ties in the East Bay, we participate in local festivals throughout the year, including the Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco.

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Don’t feel like cooking tonight? Order Chipotle at the Oakland Lakeshore Ave location and help support Oakland-Fukuoka Sister City Association, which has brought grassroots US-Japan exchange into our community for over 50 years thru local Japanese festivals and youth exchange programs with Fukuoka, Japan. Details about how to order in the link below👇🏼. We have seen firsthand the impact our all-volunteer non-profit has had on the lives of young people in Oakland, expanding their horizons and helping them to become better global citizens. Share with your friends and thanks for your support!! 🌯🌯🌯🥙🥙🥙🌳⛩🤝 #OFSCA #ChipotleFundraiser #ChipotleMexicanGrill
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Just waved goodbye to this great team of Oakland Junior Ambassadors headed to Fukuoka! What an exciting 2 weeks are ahead for them and thank you Linda Nakamura for your amazing leadership and kindness.