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Newly Branded Website is Launched for San Francisco JapantownDate published: July 3, 2014

JAPANTOWN, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, July 1, 2014 – The Japantown Merchants Association, “JMA” in partnership with the Japan Garage Corporation, is proud to announce the launch of “Discover San Francisco Japantown.” website, sfjapantown.org.

San Francisco food tour explores the real JapantownDate published: June 30, 2014

Reposted from the SF Examiner August 31, 2012, by Gayle Keck. Sure, you may have popped over to San Francisco’s Japantown to eat at one of those restaurants with little circling sushi boats. You may even be joining the growing ramen craze. But have you ever explored Japantown’s authentic tastes — the dishes you’ll rarely find anywhere else in […]

SF Japantown Announces New Logo & BannersDate published: June 30, 2014

(JAPANTOWN, SAN FRANCISCO) May 29, 2014 – San Francisco Japantown, one of three remaining Japantowns, is pleased to announce a new logo and banner for its community. A new logo and banners were made possible through the generous funding by the Mayor’s Invest In Neighborhoods program and Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development. It […]

What is Origami?Date published: June 30, 2014

[Editor Note: This is an article from Linda Mihara of Paper Tree originally appeared on the Nichi Bei Weekly’s Japanese Culture and Cherry Blossom Festival Guide] Origami is the art of paper folding. Using a simple square sheet of paper, you can create an animal, bird, flower or decorative object just by using your hands. […]

Gateway to Japantown San FranciscoDate published: April 30, 2014

This article was reposted from About.com – California Travel Section, by Betsy Malloy, About.com Guide “How to Spend a Day or Weekend in San Francisco Japantown.” Japantown San Francisco is bit of concentrated Japanese culture in San Francisco, small but mostly undiluted. Even the hotels are Japanese-themed, making it all the more fun. Japanese settlement […]

Kawaii: Going crazy for cute the Japanese wayDate published: April 23, 2014

[editor note: Article originally posted by Independent on 5/26/13, Events like the J-Pop Summit, Cherry Blossom Festival here in SF Japantown is really expanding on the this type of theme of Japanese culture. Please read ahead and comment on this facet of Japanese culture.] Kawaii, or a love of the adorable, is huge in Japan […]

Sun set to rise again on Japanese innovationDate published: April 23, 2014

Japan has been quietly churning out a string of innovations during its ‘lost decades’ By David McNeill, Irish Times Hollywood directors sometimes connote the future by putting a talking machine in their movies. Tokyo has gone one better. The latest vending machines on the capital’s streets use facial-recognition technology to tailor soft drinks based on age […]

Cherry Blossoms in Japan and Spring Colors Around the WorldDate published: April 16, 2014

This is a guest blog from Cassie Kifer on her trip to Japan (March 21, 2014). Cherry (or, sakura) trees are grown throughout Japan. They start to blossom in the warm, southern islands of the country, and as the season moves north, they peak in late March and early April. Because these scenic vistas and […]

Announcement: sfjapantown.org Website RFQ Q/A is Now ClosedDate published: January 21, 2014

Thanks for everyone’s questions about the RFQ. The RFQ Q/A is now closed. Below are the final RFQ Q/A gathered throughout the Q/A period: 1. On page 4, section 2B of the RFQ, it states that the base website design will have to “work with existing WordPress CMS.”  Will the vendor be expected to implement […]

Announcement: Request For Qualification for SF Japantown Website Now OpenDate published: January 4, 2014

The Japantown Merchants Association, “JMA”, is issuing a Request For Qualification (“RFQ”) and is now seeking quotes for a vendor to provide an base website design (using the existing content management system, “CMS”, framework); website maintenance; and content management for the JMA SF Japantown website “sfjpantown.org”.  There are three sections of the Scope of Work, […]

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