New Mexico Japanese American Citizens League





September 28, 2014

10:00 am - 5:00 p.m.

$5.00 (free parking)

Natl Hispanic Cultural Center

1701 4th St. SW

Albuquerque, NM

The New Mexico Japanese American Citizens League (NMJACL) is proud to present the annual Fall Festival, Aki Matsuri. Aki Matsuri is a day of fun and culture for all ages featuring Japanese song and dance, food, cosplay, martial arts, cars, and much much more!

Additional information:

  • Brochure, includes performance schedule, event map, menu, and cosplay contest information.
  • Flyer

This project is supported in part by an award from New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.


Founded in 1929, the Japanese American Citizens League is the nation's largest and oldest Asian American civil rights organization. The JACL is a membership driven organization with more than 24,000 members and over 113 chapters nationwide, with a mission to secure and uphold the civil and human rights of all people. Its mission also includes preserving the cultural heritage and values of Japanese Americans and promoting the development and understanding of all social and ethnic groups.

The New Mexico Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League had its start in 1947 with less than 15 Japanese American families in Albuquerque and Gallup participating. They called themselves the Albuquerque Nisei (second generation) Club at the time, with a focus on social activities. Click here to read more about the History of NM JACL.

NM JACL Board Members

Steve Togami President
Keiko Johnson VP Operations
Calvin Kobayashi Treasurer
Yuuki Nakayachi Secretary
Esther Churchwell VP Membership
Michael Sepulveda VP Marketing & Publicity
Erik NishidaVP Special Events
Sei TokudaLiaison, Anti-Hate Program
Jennifer YazawaMember-At-Large
Victor YamadaMember-At-Large
Glenn EguchiWebmaster
Tomari Zia

New Mexico
Japanese American
Citizens League

5010 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico
87110-6342    USA

Phone: 505-565-2185
E-mail: E-mail us