Here, you will find special announcements regarding activities, events or notifications of importance to JA Club members.

2017 Holiday Party

posted Dec 2, 2017, 6:38 PM by JAClub Administrator   [ updated Dec 2, 2017, 6:40 PM ]

Sunday, December  3, 2017

Door Opens At 5:00.  Party starts at 5:25 - 8:00 pm

    All JA members & families are invited!

Seniors are our guests!!

A-G: Dessert (Home-made Preferred)

H - S : Main or Side Dish (Casseroles, Okazu, Pasta, Potatoes, etc..) T - Z : Salad (Green, Fruit, Pasta, Veggies, etc..)

 (Please clearly label any NUT and Dairy usage due to allergies.)

 Please bring enough food to be able to serve 6-8 people.

Optional: Bring a gift (under $15 please) for your child to put under the tree. Write their names clearly on the outside with a permanent marker.

Mochi Sale

posted Nov 13, 2017, 11:47 PM by JA Club Calendar   [ updated Nov 13, 2017, 11:50 PM ]

The Concord Buddhist Sunday School is again offering delicious, fresh mochi for sale! Supplies are limited, so order early!  We will be making three types:

  • Komochi (regular)
  • An Mochi (sweet bean filled)
  • Okasane (for display)

Please download and use the attached order form.  Deadline for orders is Monday, December 4, 2017. Mochi orders will be available for pickup on Sunday, December 10, 2017, between 11am-1pm.

Festival Appreciation Dinner

posted Oct 9, 2017, 8:09 PM by JAClub Administrator   [ updated Oct 9, 2017, 8:10 PM ]

To all the hard working people who helped to make this year’s Summer Festival a success…

You are cordially invited to our:

Festival Appreciation Dinner
Saturday, October 14th
6:30 P.M.
J. A. Hall

Join us for an evening of food from Kinder's and Bingo!

Pleasant Hill 4th of July Parade!

posted Jul 1, 2017, 1:46 PM by JAClub Administrator

Hello Families!

Diablo Nippongo Gakuen will be participating in this year's Pleasant Hill 4th of July parade and we hope you will join us!

The parade will begin at 9:30am and participants will begin gathering at 8:30.  W will find out our placement in the parade later this week.  The parade will begin at the corner of Gregory Lane and Woodsworth Lane.  (Last year we parked at Safeway and walked which wasn't so bad).  

The organizers love festive groups so we encourage families to wear their Gakuen shirts, yukatas, happy coats, and other JA Club uniforms such as judo, kendo, taiko or Diablo basketball!  Kids can decorate bikes and scooters and wagons too.  Kids can also bring candy to pass out or how about origami?!  Make sure to bring sunscreen, water and wear comfortable shoes!

On behalf of Gakuen, we will bring some light pastries and fruit to enjoy prior to the walk. 

If you have any questions, please contact Monaliza at 925-212-5823 (text or call).  

We hope to have a larger turnout this year!  We had a lot of fun last year so we hope to see you all there!

P.S.  For more information, check out the Pleasant Hill website regarding the live music and jumpy houses and games for the whole family following the parade at the park.

Summer Festival 2017 - August 12th and 13th

posted Jul 1, 2017, 1:14 PM by JAClub Administrator   [ updated Jul 9, 2017, 7:47 PM by JA Club Calendar ]


This year's annual JARCC Summer Festival will be held on Saturday, August 12th and Sunday, August 13th, 2017, at the Japanese American Religious and Cultural Center, located at 3165 Treat Blvd, Concord.

Come enjoy the wonderful selection of food items (sushi, chicken teriyaki, beef skewers, tempura, udon, shaved ice and lots more!).  Experience cultural dance, taiko, kendo, judo and flower arranging demonstrations.  Come ckeck us out, and learn why most visitors come back year after year!

Click here for more details.

2017 Diablo JA Club College Scholarship Awards

posted Apr 24, 2017, 10:13 PM by JAClub Administrator

Applications for the annual JA Club College Scholarships are available!

Awards will be based on

  • Grades
  • JA Club Activities
  • Community Activities
  • Scholarship application in essay format
  • Letters of Recommendation, including one from a JA member who can write about the applicant’s involvement in the JA Club.

Final Application Deadline: May 5, 2017

Applicants must have been a current and active member of the JA Club for a minimum of the last three years.

Gakuen Fundraiser

posted Apr 24, 2017, 10:07 PM by JAClub Administrator

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Diablo Nippongo Gakuen . 

Come in to the Chipotle at 785 OAK GROVE ROAD E1  in Concord on 

Saturday, May 6th between 1:00pm and 8:00pm. 

Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you're supporting  the cause to  make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Diablo Nippongo Gakuen Language Center.

2017 Installation Dinner

posted Jan 3, 2017, 8:35 PM by JAClub Administrator   [ updated Jan 3, 2017, 9:25 PM ]

Diablo JA Club














Monday January 16, 2017


Miraku Restaurant

2131 N Broadway, Walnut Creek


6:00pm Social Hour

7:00pm Dinner


$17.00 per JA member

$35.00 per non-JA member


Chicken, Sashimi, Beef, or Calamari



To reserve your spot(s), please mail the reservation form, call (925) 825-3676, or e-mail Mike Espinosa by January 13, 2017.  Be sure to indicate the number of attendees and your meal choices in your RSVP.


2016 Holiday Party

posted Nov 27, 2016, 11:44 AM by JAClub Administrator   [ updated Nov 27, 2016, 11:54 AM ]

Please join us for the Annual JA Club Holiday Party!

Sunday, December 4, 2016
Door opens at 5:00PM
Party 5:25PM - 8:00PM

Program includes:
Winter songs sung by Gakuen students
Magic Show
Taiko Performances
Santa Visit
2016 Holiday Party

Youth Taiko Sessions

posted Nov 18, 2016, 8:44 PM by JAClub Administrator

Come join us!

Youth Taiko sessions are held on
    Saturday, November 19  (12:15-1:00pm)
    Saturday, December 3    (12:15-1:00pm)

Please see the flyer for the detail.  We will see you there!

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