Cenco Member,

This is to update you on Sensei Joe Nakano’s service:  There will be a memorial service at the San Jose Buddhist Church, 640 North 5th Street, San Jose, 95112 on Sunday, February 26 at 4:00 PM.

Joe Nakano Sensei was born September 2, 1928 and has been a loyal and dedicated member of the San Jose Buddhist Judo Club for over 45 years.  He has been one of the four head instructors of the club since 1992.

Joe has also served the Central Coast Judo Association and represented Central Coast at national and state meetings for many years.

We are sorry to inform you that Joe passed away sometime between Friday, January 6 and Saturday, January 7, 2017. He showed true bravery and fighting spirit by continually coming to Judo practices even though he had health issues.

Vaughn Imada

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