San Francisco
Zoom only
United States of America

Michael SeraJoin us for a special talk featuring the Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj) and learn about the history of Japanese immigrants in Northern California. Michael Sera, Board President at JAMsj, will share the importance of maintaining one of the remaining three Japantowns.

During the day and most evenings, Michael is building bridges to help bring Japan and Silicon Valley closer together. Michael started consulting back in 2004 after having spent close to two decades in executive management roles at various tech companies. He also has a strong understanding of the Japanese and American culture and language, having been raised bowing to his parents and educated in America. He was the only kid in class with a lunch box that had Onigiri and Hot Dogs soaked in Teriyaki sauce. His business normally has him flying back and forth, but now he is just “Zooming” around.

Japanese American Museum of San JoseThe rest of the time Michael is involved with the Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj.org). Michael joined the board in 2011, then managed public programs before becoming Board President in 2017. His attraction to JAMsj was the opportunity to give back to the local community after having spent his college days trying to dance at the Obon festivals. Like most students, he never learned much about the Japanese American experience. “I’ve learned more from the internees who visit the museum than I will ever read about” says Michael. Michael also serves on the boards of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California and the Japanese Community Congress of San Jose. 

This is a regular membership meeting of the Rotary Club of San Francisco, open to all Rotarians, visiting Rotarians, prospective members, and guests. Please note that this meeting has been changed to be delivered via Zoom only.

This meeting is free, but you must register to get the Zoom link:
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Meeting Schedule:

12:00 Noon  Registration & Networking
12:15 PM (sharp!)  Meeting begins 
1:30 PM  Meeting adjourns