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CAREGIVERS: Japanese Americans At RiskDate published: May 13, 2013

(Additional Note: We found the following article to be of interest to all Japanese / Japanese Americans. We have several organizations like Kimochi, JCCCNC,Sequoias and Carlisle that can support the various aspects here in the Japantown community.) (Editor’s note: The following article was made possible through the MetLife Foundation Journalists in Aging Fellows program, a collaboration of New America Media […]

Midokura Scores $17.3M Series A To Ramp Up Its Network Virtualization Offering On A Global ScaleDate published: April 1, 2013

By: DARRELL ETHERINGTON | April 01, 2013 Japan’s Midokura, a startup with offices in San Francisco, Tokyo, Lausanne and Barcelona, today announced a $17.3 million Series A funding round, led by Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, along with NTT Group’s DOCOMO Innovations, Inc., and Innovative Ventures Fund Investment, the investment arm of NEC Group. The funding will be used […]

Caroline Kennedy To Be Ambassador To Japan? Talk Grows  Date published: April 1, 2013

By: Mark Memmott | April 01, 2013 1:07 PM Correspondent, The Two Way On Monday, that talk ramped up with reports from CNN, ABC News and The Washington Post’s In the Loop blog that President Obama wants JFK’s daughter to be his envoy in Tokyo. CNN says that Kennedy, 55, is “being vetted for the post.” As The […]

10 Spots for Great Snacks in Japantown, San FranciscoDate published: March 10, 2013

[Editors Note: There are a lot of great places to eat snacks here in Japantown.  the following article by Alissa Merksamer of Serious Eats tells of her experiences here in Japantown. All places mentioned by Ms. Merksamer, with the exception of the Cinema Cafe now Crown and Crumpets, are still relevant] Original story below: Ask […]

Some Interesting Japantown Locations Featured by LA TimesDate published: February 21, 2013

Last December, the travel editor for the Los Angeles Times and her editorial staff traveled to San Francisco on a rainy day for an in-depth visit and gathering of ‘insider’ material for an in-depth story on the City by the Bay. What resulted was a cleverly-written listing of 49 activities, restaurants and stores that may […]

San Francisco-owned garage rates offering better deals than street metersDate published: November 12, 2012

By: Will Reisman | 11/26/12 9:42 PM SF Examiner Staff Writer BETH LABERGE/SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER “It turned out that before SFpark, [parking garages] were overpriced and underoccupied. Now that they’re cheaper, motorists should head straight for the garages.” — Donald Shoup, professor of urban planning at UCLA Since The City introduced its nationally recognized SFpark system […]

San Francisco food tour explores the real JapantownDate published: August 31, 2012

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 the U.S.? I recently was invited […]

Getaway to Japantown San FranciscoDate published: August 12, 2012

Reposted from About.com – California  Travel Section, By Betsy Malloy, About.com Guide How to Spend a Day or a Weekend in Japantown San Francisco Japantown San Francisco is a great place to go for a weekend to escape into a different culture without going very far. Japanese settlement began here after the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake forced people […]

SF Japantown losing 105-year-old landmark Sakai marketDate published: December 29, 2011

Reposted from the SFExaminer By: Amy Crawford | 12/29/11 9:19 PM SF Examiner Staff Writer Fishmonger Kitaichi Sakai founded Uoki K. Sakai Co. market in a city that was just rebuilding after the devastating 1906 earthquake. For more than 105 years, the grocery survived — from the Sakai family’s internment during World War II to the migration of Japanese-Americans […]

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