On June 16th, 2014, the Japantown Community Congress of San Jose welcomed Michael Handa, this summer’s Nikkei Community Intern. Michael will be joining the San Jose Japantown Community for eight weeks. He will work with local nonprofits, businesses, and community members to learn about the rich history and cultural significance of Japantown.
Michael has been active in San Jose Japantown through the San Jose Buddhist Church. He will be going into his third year at UC Berkeley as a Public Health major in the fall.
Michael will be based out of the Issei Memorial Building in the Contemporary Asian Theater Scene (CATS).
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