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Nobuko Oshima                             Yoshi Tome           
415-370-3633                              415-332-3620

Hope To Japan: Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fundraising Event

San Francisco, California, (March 22, 2011)— Northern California Japanese Restaurant Association (NCJRA)
and Nikko Hotel San Francisco will host a fundraising event Hope To Japan on Tuesday, April 5. The event’s
purpose is to support the victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. With the official number
of dead and missing has risen to almost 17,000 and damage estimated at $14.5 billion to $34.6 billion, this
proud and prosperous country is overwhelmed by the devastation.

Northern California Japanese Restaurant Association (NCJRA) and Nikko Hotel San Francisco have partnered
with other respected leaders and organizations in Northern California to establish Hope To Japan
Committee (HTJC) to help rebuild Japan. This is going to be a very exiting and meaningful event to aid the
people of Japan.

Hotel Nikko an Francisco, Nikko ballroom
222 Mason Street
San Francisco, California

Date & Time:
Tuesday, April 5th 2011
5PM – Opening (VIP & press ONLY)
6PM – Doors open to all participants – Drinks, food, music and generous spirits
Ticket: $150.00

Event website:

The event will support relief efforts through Japan Red Cross (

Press pass is required. Please visit for more information. (or below.???)
Hope to Japan

Supporters of this event (partial list):
Consulate of Japan San Francisco
Japanese Chamber of Commerce of northern California (JCCNC)
Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC)
Japan Society of Northern California

Event Sponsors (partial list):
Hiro’s Japanese Restaurant
Sushi Ran
Palace Hotel - Kyo-Ya Restaurant
The Cliff House
Westin St. Francis
Hilton – Urban Tavern
Four Season – Seasons
EO Trading Co






About Northern California Japanese Restaurant Association (NCJRA)

Northern California Japanese Restaurant Association (NCJRA) is a non-profit trade association founded in
1988 is the leading business association for the Japanese restaurant and hospitality industry in the San
Francisco Bay Area, comprised of more than 50 restaurants, bars, clubs. NCJRA supports its members who
contribute directly or indirectly, to Japanese food culture in the United States.

About Nikko San Francisco
Can anyone write about the hotel briefly and add the website address?

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