USJC New York Region Hosts U40 & Young Professional Night

On March 21, the New York region hosted “U40 Night Out,” a festive evening that brought together young professionals and the “under 40” crowd from USJC and the greater Japanese-American community. Guests gathered at BBF, a Japanese cafe and sake bar in the Lower East Side, and mingled over delicious izakaya bites, craft cocktails and a live DJ spinning J-pop-inspired playlists throughout the night. This was the first U40 event in the region since before the pandemic, and the energy in the room made it clear that enthusiasm for community gatherings and interest in future USJC events remain strong. Special thank you to Eiko Okamoto (EOKA NYC LLC, ELP ’18) and Mari Iwahara (Sibling, ELP ’21) for organizing this event.