On February 19, 1942, the issue of Executive Order 9066 led to the mass relocation and internment of hundred of thousands of Japanese Americans. Manzanar is one of the couple Japanese incarceration camps that remains and marks the epitome of societal racial prejudice and injustice in America. On Saturday April 29th, we will attend the annual Manzanar Pilgrimage at the actual site of the camp and learn about its history to pay tribute to this past, but never forgotten, national tragedy. Then we will participate in the program offered there at the site called Manzanar at Dusk where we can discuss and listen to stories from former internees and other students/teachers/community members. The trip is sure to be a profound learning experience and even more applicable to the contemporary racial tensions in today's society so don't miss out on this opportunity and join us!!
Summoning all basketball enthusiasts <<<<<< m(-0-)m >>>>>>
UCSD Nikkei Student Union is hosting its 18th Annual Nikkei Classic Basketball Tournament on April 22nd and 23rd!! If you or anyone you know is interested in participating in this ultimate battle of B'ball please visit the event page here: www.facebook.com/events/331800650555539/. Good luck to all teams ( • ̀ω•́ ) and may the team with the highest level of basketball swagger win (✪ω✪)
IT'S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR AGAIN ! ITS THE 9TH ANNUAL MATSURI FESTIVAL ! (*´∀`)~♥
The UCSD Nikkei Student Union once again collaborates with the Japanese Student Association to host one of our largest, most grandiose public event, the Matsuri festival ^0^ This year's festival will be as great as last year's, if not better. There will be many Japanese foods, games, activities, and performances to give our community a taste of a traditional Japanese Matsuri festival right here in San Diego. Admission is free and open to all so please please please come join us on April 20th at UCSD's Library Walk for an unforgettable Japanese experience~~~~~
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This Saturday, March 11th, 2017, UCSD Nikkei Student Union will be relaxing at La Jolla Shores to relieve our members' stress for the upcoming final season! At the same time, we are offering you a chance to pie any one of our three family heads in the face in exchange for a $5 donation to the American Civil Liberty Union, a nonprofit organization that aims to fight for individual rights and equal protection under the law. So come out this weekend to support the cause, or just bond with our fellow NSU members at the beautiful beach~~ For more information, feel free to visit the event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1423493827669591/
This Sunday, March 12th.... the Intercollegiate Nikkei Council (INC) have recruited all the secretly unbelievably talented Nikkei students from across the whole Southern California to participate in their 5th Annual Nikkei Voices!!! Nikkei Voices is a talent competition/philanthropy event that serves to showcase the talents of the Nikkei's from every NSU in California (yes there are other NSU besides from the one and only UCSD NSU). Besides from the spectacles of this statewide Nikkei talent show, all proceeds collected from Nikkei Voices will be given to Asian for Miracle Marrow Matches, aka A3M, to support and raise awareness for bone marrow donation that can potentially save the lives of blood cancer patients. So come support the cause and cheer for your school's Nikkei !!! :D
For more info, please visit the event page here:
UCSD's Nikkei Student Union and Japanese Student Association are teaming up to bring you our 8th Annual Matsuri Festival! What is Matsuri? Matsuri is the Japanese word for ‘festival’ and it is the biggest Japanese cultural event held here at UCSD. This festival is guaranteed to be fun for all ages. Come out and enjoy Japanese food, games, and live performances! Invite everyone you know to experience this cultural night together! For more information, please visit the event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1687637418169282/
Calling all basketball lovers! We would like to invite you to our 17th annual basketball tournament at UCSD's RIMAC arena on April 2nd-3rd. If you or anyone you know is interested in playing, please visit our event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1099956450023342/ . Everything you need to know should be in that link. Thank you and good luck to all the teams!
Last Year's Basketball Tournament
It’s that time of year again! NSU has a family system where the club is split into three families. Each family has their own family heads and within each family, there are siblings (Big-Little system). The three families go head to head to head in a friendly competition for the Triple Crown. Each quarter has its own Triple Crown event. In the fall, we have a scavenger hunt that takes place on campus. In the winter we have our version of Iron Chef, where we invite Alumni to be the judges. Finally, in the spring we have the Family Olympics, where we compete in numerous activities that involve plenty of teamwork. We are looking forward to this year and may the best family win! Here are the contenders for this year:
On Saturday, September 19, 2015, a handful of our NSU members volunteered at the "Never Forget" Gala - Commemorating Nisei Vets & 70th Anniversary of WWII event which was hosted by SD JACL (Japanese American Citizens League). "Never Forget" is a documentary by Lane Nishikawa which focuses on the generations who followed the veterans that were impacted: the sons, daughters, grandchildren and now great grandchildren. The single decision of these brave men made to fight for America, their home and families paved the way for the future of Japanese Americans throughout the United States.
We helped welcome guests, enjoyed a lovely dinner, was inspired by the special preview, and helped pass out goodies at the end of the event. Shout out to SDSU's NSU friends who also volunteered!