Sunday Sake Social!

Sunday Sake Social! Sunday, April 5 from 8:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/252296320 Admission: Free The American Sake Association has held a Virtual Kanpai! the last two Sundays for our members and new friends. Even though we are staying at home, we don’t have to drink alone! Grab your favorite sake, or your only sake, or whatever you have at home that makes you happy, and join us … Continue reading Sunday Sake Social!

Where to Buy Sake, Shochu, and Japanese Whisky During Lockdown

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that liquor stores fell into the “essential business” category, the sound you heard was the collective sigh of New Yorkers who were relieved that they wouldn’t face the lockdown without any liquid courage. If you’re looking to replenish your stock for your next virtual kanpai at a Zoom Happy Hour, here is a list of notable liquor stores that have … Continue reading Where to Buy Sake, Shochu, and Japanese Whisky During Lockdown

How to Support Your Favorite Japanese Restaurant During the COVID-19 Crisis

We are living in uncertain times with COVID-19 reaching pandemic proportions. I hope that you are all staying healthy and safe during this crisis. As the coronavirus started to spread in our area, New Yorkers began to see cancellations of events and closures of bars and restaurants at an alarming rate. In accordance with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s mandate, we should all stay at … Continue reading How to Support Your Favorite Japanese Restaurant During the COVID-19 Crisis

The Mount Sinai Japanese Medical Practice Rolls Out Telehealth Services

We are living in uncertain times with COVID-19 reaching pandemic proportions. I hope that you are all staying healthy and safe during this crisis. Many people within New York’s Japanese community may feel extra anxiety because they wish to discuss symptoms of coronavirus or have a medical consultation in their native language without leaving the security of their homes. Mount Sinai Doctors Japanese Medical Practice, … Continue reading The Mount Sinai Japanese Medical Practice Rolls Out Telehealth Services

Organizers Announce Decision to Cancel TOGETHER for 3.11

Just moments after I posted about TOGETHER for 3.11, the annual ceremony that commemorates the anniversary of the 3.11 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster that devastated the Tohoku region of Japan in 2011, I received word that the event has been officially cancelled. Concerned about the coronoavirus spreading worldwide as well as new cases in the U.S., Fellowship for Japan, the event’s main organizing group, held an … Continue reading Organizers Announce Decision to Cancel TOGETHER for 3.11