The Japanese American Service Committee's Young Professional Group, Partners With Kamehachi, To Support 65 Year Old Local Non-Profit

On Wednesday, November 7th, Japanese American Connect (JAConnect) and Kamehachi Restaurant will host "A Toast to Japan: Sake, Shochu, and Beer Tasting event" to benefit a 65-year old local non-profit social service agency.

On Wednesday, November 7th, Japanese American Connect (JAConnect) and Kamehachi Restaurant will host "A Toast to Japan: Sake, Shochu, and Beer Tasting event" to benefit a 65-year old local non-profit social service agency, the Japanese American Service Committee.

The evening will bring together young professionals in the Chicago area to experience Japanese-crafted liquors and beers from various Japanese provinces and to sample Kamehachi's meticulously crafted food. Kamehachi will showcase a specialty cocktail featuring Japanese liquor, which will be expertly paired with an oshizushi, a type of pressed sushi, prepared by Executive Sushi Chef Min Kim.

Owners Sharon Perazzoli and Giulia Sindler, are third and fourth generation Japanese-Americans and are proud to be title sponsors for this event. "We are thrilled to support the Japanese American Service Committee through this special young professionals event," said Giulia Sindler. "We will be showcasing some innovative Japanese cocktail and food offerings, all within a fun, social atmosphere that celebrates Japanese-American culture, while supporting the Japanese American Service Committee's longstanding efforts here in Chicago."

'A Toast to Japan' celebrates a long-standing tradition in Japan, where fall marks the beginning of the traditional sake brewing season. Also featured, is the lesser-known Japanese Shochu, which has been described as a vodka because it is distilled from starches such as barley, potato and rice etc. These artisanal liquors are part of the first cultural event for JAConnect, the Japanese American Service Committee's young professional group, whose focus is on building relationships and servicing the community.

"The Japanese American Service Committee is committed to engaging with our community in new ways - through creative events and our newly-created young professional group, JAConnect," said Susan Tybon, CEO, Japanese American Service Committee.

A Toast to Japan: Sake, Shochu and Beer Tasting will run from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at 1531 N. Wells, Chicago, IL on Wednesday, November 7. Tickets are on sale for $30 at www.jascsaketasting.eventbrite.com. 100% of the net proceeds benefit the Japanese American Service Committee enabling them to continue to provide comprehensive social services such as adult day care, home support, social work, and cultural programming.

About JAConnect
JAConnect is the Japanese American Service Committee's Young Professional Board. For more information follow us at www.Facebook.com/JAConnectChicago.

About the Japanese American Service Committee
Founded in 1946, The Japanese American Service Committee (JASC), is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit social services agency. The mission of JASC is to preserve and raise awareness of Japanese American culture and heritage, and promote the physical and spiritual well-being of Japanese Americans and the greater multicultural community in the Midwest. www.jasc-chicago.org

About Kamehachi Old Town
Kamehachi, Chicago's original sushi bar, was founded in 1967 by Mrs. Marion Konishi. Kamehachi's current owners, Sharon Perazzoli and Giulia Sindler (Marion's daughter and granddaughter), have since grown the family-owned business with locations in Northbrook, the Loop (Chicago), River North (Chicago), newly-opened location in Old Town (Chicago), and a new concept restaurant, Tokyo 21, in Old Town. www.kamehachi.com

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If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview please contact JAConnect@JASC-Chicago.org