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Saturday September 10, 2016

Persona Non Grata- The Chiune Sugihara Story

  Nichi Bei Foundation will be hosting the San Francisco premiere of Persona Non Grata- The Chiune Sughihara Story.  The film is based on  Chiune Sugihara, a  Japanese diplomat, defying his own government by issuing transit visas saving  6,000 Jewish refugees during World War II. Special Guests: Director Cellin Gluck and Sugihara’s granddaughter Madoka Sugihara […]

Saturday September 10, 2016

Sunday September 11, 2016

Sumo Champions Exhibition

The Japan Center Malls and the Japantown Merchants Association invite you to join us for the 5th Annual Sumo Champions Exhibition in the Japantown Peace Plaza. Sumo is an ancient Japanese tradition and martial art and we’re bringing it to San Francisco for FREE. Join us (and bring the family) to meet real Sumo Wrestlers, […]

Thursday September 22, 2016

District 5 Candidates Forum

Come on out to support District 5 candidates running for Supervisor! Date: Thursday, September 22 Time: 6:30-8:30 pm St Mary’s Cathedral: 1111 Gough Street  Lower level district-5-supervisor-candidate-forum district-5-supervisor-candidate-forum  

Saturday September 24, 2016

Japantown 110th Anniversary Community Picnic

Pack some lunch and head over to Old Speedway Meadows (Golden Gate Park) for Japantown 110th Anniversary Community Picnic! Community picnics were important to the Issei and Nisei generations as a social and cultural event, and as a way to strengthen their community. It is in “kansha,” with gratitude, that a community picnic celebrates 110 […]

Sunday September 25, 2016

SF Aloha Run 2016

On Sunday, September 25, 2016, JCYC will be hosting the 6th Annual SF Aloha Run at scenic Crissy Field in San Francisco. With a spectacular view of the Golden Gate Bridge, runners/walkers of all abilities will enjoy Hawaiian music, entertainment, tasty Aloha treats and children’s activities. This year, we expect to attract well over 1,500 […]

Sunday October 30, 2016

5th Annual Spooktacular Halloween Party & Trick or Treat Parade

Join us for some good old-fashioned free fun when the Japan Center Malls hosts a Spooktacular Halloween Party complete with mall-wide trick for treating and games, decorations, bouncy house, arts and crafts, face painting & removable tattoos. Children in costume will be able to trick or treat in East and West Malls and to visit […]

Saturday December 3, 2016

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Sunday December 11, 2016

Visit Santa Claus & The Little Hands Craft Shop

Ho Ho Ho – Santa Claus has arrived at the Japan Center Malls!  The Japan Center Malls has a perfect place to pose for photos with Santa and share your holiday wish list. Also, visit the “Little Hands Craft Shop” to work on holiday art ornaments and gifts. Date: Saturday/Sunday December 3-4 and December 10-11, […]

Saturday December 17, 2016

Kimochi Silver Bells: Arts & Crafts and Food Faire

Don’t miss Kimochi Silver Bells: Arts & Crafts and Food Faire – the One Stop Shopping Event for all of your holiday gifts! Featuring Asian and Pacific Islander themed arts & crafts and foods from over 90 vendors! Date: Saturday, December 17, 2016 Time: 10am-4pm Location: St. Mary’s Cathedral: 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco 94109 […]

October Events to Enjoy in Japantown
Two events in Japantown to see in October - SFAG Passport Event and Halloween Spooktacular.

Volunteer Opportunities in Japantown
Year-round, the Japantown community asks for volunteers to help program a lot of the events in Japantown. Some of our events, like the Cherry Blossom Festival requires almost 500 volunteers. We understand there are a lot of great causes out there and giving your time to help support the community is something we treasure. We […]

Put these June Events on Your Japantown Radar
Summer is coming! Our summer festivals kickoff in June with the Soy and Tofu Festival. We also have some Peace Plaza happenings listed as well. Check it out! McKinley High School Orchestra Wednesday, June 3, 2015 , 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm Japantown Peace Plaza Soy and Tofu Festival Saturday, June 6, 2015, 11a-5p Japantown Peace […]

May Japantown Events You Have Got to Attend
We have a busy May coming up in the Japantown neighborhood. From Family to Cultural fun, we have something for everyone. 1. Children’s Day aka Kodomo No Hi, こどもの日 When: Saturday, May 2, 11a to 4p Where: Japantown Peace Plaza Cost: Free   This event is all about the kids. The Japanese Cultural Community Center […]