FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information: Nobuko Oshima Yoshi Tome email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 415-370-3633 415-332-3620 www.hopetojapan.com 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. Location: 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 Details: Event website: www.hopetojapan.com The event will support relief efforts through Japan Red Cross (www.jrc.or.jp/english/index.html). Press pass is required. Please visit www.hopetojapan.com for more information. (or below.???) Hope to Japan Pg2 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 Ozumo Four Season – Seasons W – XYZ EO Trading Co Kirala Sanraku Gonb Shabuway Anamandara 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? Please visit www.hopetojapan.com for more information.