Sunday, June 20, 2010

MIS Steak Bake

The annual fundraiser for the MIS/442nd RCT will be approaching soon. This is a great opportunity to help a great cause, and have some fun in the kitchen - as well as meet some new friends!

This will be a 2-day event held over the weekend of July 24 - 25. The food preparation will begin on Saturday, July 24 from 8am to 1pm. Food prep will continue on Sunday, July 25 in the morning hours, and the food service will begin in the afternoon - approximately 2pm - Followed by clean-up at approximately 4pm.

You can sign-up for either Saturday or Sunday or both days. You can volunteer all day or just a few hours. Any and all help will be gladly accepted! Feel free to bring your kids to learn about community service or bring a loved one to spend the day giving back to the community. Or just come and hang out with friends to help a great cause!

The Event Details are as follows:

Saturday (July 24, 2010) --
  • 8 am to 1pm: Food Preparation in the kitchen
  • 1pm to 3pm: Table and Chair setup

Sunday (July 25, 2010) -

  • 8 am to 1pm: Food Preparation
  • 1pm to 3pm: Food Service and Bingo Games
  • 4pm to 6pm: Event Cleanup

*** Please note that the listed schedule for each day is only an estimation ***

Mary Knoll Japanese Catholic Center
222 S. Hewitt Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

For more details or to RSVP, please email or
contact Jill Igarashi at (714) 623-3631

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Disneyland Scavenger Hunt

Join us for a day at Disneyland! Have fun scouting out little known secrets about the 'Happiest Place on Earth' - all the while riding rides and having a blast!

We'll be buying 2fer tickets -- which means a ticket that will get you admission to Disneyland or Disney's California Adventure Park on that day, and then you can back on another day to play in the other park for free -- so you can have double the fun.

Date: Sunday (March 28, 2010)

Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm

Location: Disneyland Park, Anaheim, CA
The exact meeting place will be determined at a later date

Contact: For more information please email
Cost: Member Tickets are $50 and Non-Member Tickets are $65
If you are an Annual Passholder (including Southern CA Select, Southern CA, or Deluxe Passholder) - Nikkei Bridge will contribute to the cost of the Blackout Pass
($7 for Non-Member and $22 for Members).
Please note, you must be present at the time of purchase with your valid annual pass.
If you have a Premium Annual Pass - we will buy you lunch!
Please RSVP early so we can order tickets in advance.
Hope to see you at Disneyland!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Halloween Costume Party

It's that time of the year again! That's right! Nikkei Bridge's Halloween Costume Party is back!

With DJ Kaizen controlling our dance floors and plenty of fun people to dance and drink with, you can't go wrong! So be creative, grab your ghouls, monsters, and witches -- and creep on down to Restaurant Oiwake in Little Tokyo and have a Spooktacular Night!

For more information, please contact Emily Caskey at (714)402-0775 or Greg Hardash at (626) 233-2812 -- or email us at


$5 Cover Charge (In-Costume)
$10 Cover Charge (Without Costume)

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Time: 9pm to 2am

Restaurant Oiwake
122 Japanese Village Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 628-2678

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Summer Beach Party

Saturday -- August 22, 2009

12:00 Noon - 9:00pm

Bolsa Chica State Beach
17851 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA

Want to work on your tan? Got the urge to boogie board? Maybe even build your dream house of sand? Then put on your swimsuits, grab your towels and umbrellas, and head on down to Bolsa Chica Beach for our Beach Bash!

The main dishes and desserts will be provided, so please show case your culinary skills by bringing your favorite appetizers, snacks, and drinks to share!

Nikkei Bridge will be at the firepit corresponding to Lifeguard Towers T-21 and T-22

Pricing is as follows:

For Nikkei Bridge Member: $5

For Non-Members: $10

Parking is $10 per vehicle.

You can sign-up for membership for $15 at the event and take advantage of the reduced member price!

For more information or directions, please visit:

For other questions or to RSVP, please contact Emily at (714)402-0775 or Greg at (626)233-2812 or email us directly at

Friday, June 12, 2009

MIS Steak Bake

Saturday - August 1, 2009
Sunday - August 2, 2009

Maryknoll Japanese Catholic Center
222 South Hewitt Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Jill Igarashi
(714) 623-3631

This year's MIS Steak Bake has been scheduled for the weekend of August 1 - 2. It's a huge community service event for Nikkei-Bridge and helps an amazing group of people -- the veterans of the Military Intelligence Service!

Please come out to Maryknoll and show your support! Saturday is the prep day and we will be doing lots of food preparation, as well as setting up tables and chairs for the event. Sunday will consist of cooking, serving, and cleaning. However, there is also a chance to be the BINGO emcee and to run prizes to the eager winners of the BINGO games! Come out -- volunteer, make some new friends, and have fun! Even if you can't make both days, please come out for one shift or even just a couple of hours! Any time that you can give will be greatly appreciated.

Here are the shifts (which are flexible):

Saturday (Aug 1):
9am to 2pm (food preparation)

Sunday (Aug 2):
8am to 1pm (food preparation)
12pm to 5pm (service and clean-up)

Please email Jill Igarashi at if you can make it! You can also reach her by phone at (714) 623-3631, if you have further questions.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

JACCC Annual Dinner

Nikkei Bridge will be helping out at JACCC's (Japanese American Cultural and Community Center) Annual Dinner.
This is a major fundraiser for the JACCC and they need all the help they can get. Nikkei Bridge will be assisting with event registration and silent auction - and we need your help. Here are the details:

JACCC Annual Dinner
JACCC Plaza and Theater
244 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 628-2725

Date: Sunday - June 28, 2009

Time: 3pm to 8pm


Recommended Dress Code:

Guys: slacks and dress shirt

Girls: dressy attire

Please help Nikkei-Bridge support the JACCC. For more information, please contact Jill Igarashi at or at (714) 623-3631

Saturday, June 6, 2009

2009 Summer Mixer

Join us for our 2009 Summer Social Hour .. or two. Come out and drink, eat, and network with other Nikkei Bridge members. Food will be provided by Nikkei Bridge, and during our social hour(s), beers will be at the happy hour rate of $3 (courtesy of Jorge Nakamoto, owner of Wakatay Restaurant).

2009 Summer Mixer
Saturday, June 27, 2009
2:30pm to 4:30pm

Wakatay Restaurant
1630 W. Redondo Beach Blvd. #9
Gardena, CA 90247

Website: http://www.

The food is free, the beers are discounted, and you'll meet new people (or reacquaint yourself with familiar faces) ... what more could you ask for? For more information, please contact our Social Chairs: Emily Caskey or Greg Hardash at or for Emily - 714.402.0775 and for Greg - 626.233.2812