Save the date for NIC Talks 2017 – Kokoro & Culture, November 4


We will host NichiBei Care Inter-Cultural (NIC) Talks 2017 on Saturday, November 4 in Emeryville, CA.
NIC Talks is a series of short talks by experts, followed by a time for you to chat with the speakers. There are talks in English and Japanese. The talks’ theme is Kokoro & Culture. Kokoro is a Japanese word to mean heart, mind, feeling,and mentality. The tentative topics include inter-cultural parenting, bilingualism, current affairs, mindfulness, and returning to Japan. Tickets will go on sale early July. More information will be available soon. To get the latest information, please subscribe to our e-Newsletter by sending your request here with a subject line “e-Newsletter.” Or, search for

Heartfulness Workshop – A compassionate Way of Mindful Living

4/22/2017 Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu

Event Date: July 8, 2017

Location: J-Sei 1285 66th Street Emeryville, CA 

Heartfulness is deeply rooted in traditional Japanese culture that cherishes gratitude, acceptance and humility, and supported by recent scientific evidence.

During this workshop, we will engage in exercises that enhance mindfulness, com- passion and gratitude, similar to those done in Stanford’s Heartfulness classes.

About the Instructor

Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu, Ed.D. is a psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University, former professor at the University of Tokyo, President of Nichibei Care. He is the author of When Half is Whole: Multiethnic Asian American Identities, and soon to be published From Mind- fulness to Heartfulness: Transforming Self and Society with Compassion.

This is a fundraising event for NichiBei Care, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to promote the mental health of those who have ties to Japan, regardless of their ethnicity or nationality.  Email us at

June 6, 2015 “The Ethics of Storytelling” @ Soul Wounds :Trauma and Healing across Generations at Stanford University


Our NichiBei Care president, Dr. Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu,will give a talk on the ethics of storytelling at soul wounds trauma and healing across generations conference at Stanford University on June. 6th. 

For more information, please access to the following website.



4.26.2015(Sun) 10:30AM-2:00PM  “Hawaiian Feather Art and Healing”

2015.4.13 1PM-3PM  in SF 日本町放談会  「自己と向き合うアートセラピー・カウンセリング現場より心身の健康を考える」



日米ケアメンバーの山本真奈美さんが4月13日サンフランシスコジャパンタウンにて, アートセラピーとカウンセリングについてお話されます。詳細は下記よりごご覧ください。

日米ケアメンバーの山本真奈美さんが4月13日サンフランシスコジャパンタウンにて, アートセラピーとカウンセリングについてお話されます。詳細は下記よりごご覧ください。

Our NichiBei Care member, Manami Yamamoto, will give a talk on “Art Therapy and Counseling” in SF Japan Town. Presentation and art therapy experiential will be held in Japanese.

第182回 日本町放談会


会場     日本町テラス社交室 ( 通称 日の出タワー )
住所  1615  Sutter St.  ( at Octavia St )  San Francisco
日時  2015年   4月13日(月  曜日)午後1時~3時
寄付  2ドル ( 茶菓子・印刷・メール代など)

話題 『自己と向き合うアートセラピー・カウンセリング現場より心身の健康を考える』

ゲストスピーカー 山本 真奈美(やまもとまなみ)

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