BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20230415T000000Z DTEND:20230415T000000Z DESCRIPTION:The Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute and the Nikkei B asketball Heritage Association (NBHA) will be presenting a panel discussio n on “Building Perseverance: How Basketball Teaches Nikkei Cultural Valu es” California State University\, Fullerton women’s basketball head co ach Jeff Harada\, USC senior guard Alyson Miura and Terasaki Budokan staff member Kim Kawasaki. Chris Komai\, former sports editor for the Rafu Shim po and a current Board member for the Nisei Athletic Union (NAU)\, will mo derate the panel discussion and provide a short overview of the history of Japanese American community basketball.\n\nNBHA\, which was organized by leaders of several local Japanese American community basketball organizati ons to address issues concerning bad behavior by teams\, inadequate coachi ng and a lack awareness of the community’s history\, emphasize the conne ctions between organized basketball and traditional Japanese cultural valu es. The organization believes that JA community basketball was a vehicle f or the community elders to help transmit their values to the younger gener ations. But today’s participants and their families are unaware of this history and are disconnected from the original purpose of the basketball l eagues.\n\n \n\n\n DTSTAMP:20230924T063117Z SUMMARY:BUILDING PERSEVERANCE: HOW BASKETBALL TEACHES NIKKEI CULTURAL VALUE S URL:/en/events/2023/04/15/building-perseverance-how-basketball-teaches-nikk / END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR