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Monday February 27, 2017

No events happening in February

Wednesday March 28, 2018


On March 28, exactly 50 years ago, the Japan Center was officially opened. We invite you to join us for a special ceremony to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Japan Center and honor Japantown’s pioneering business community.

Saturday April 14, 2018

Sunday April 15, 2018

Saturday April 21, 2018

Sunday April 22, 2018

51st Annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival

The executive committee of the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival has announced its dates for this year’s festival – April 14, 15 & April 21, 22 and is free to the public. The Grand Parade will be on April 22 starting from SF Civic Center and ending in Japantown. The first Cherry Blossom Festival took place […]

Saturday May 5, 2018

Kodomo No Hi – Children’s Day Festival

In partnership with the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Northern California (JCCCNC), this traditional youth celebration will feature traditional Japanese performances, mochi pounding, youth art contests, arts and crafts, activities, games, bouncy house and more. When: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Where: Japantown Peace Plaza Cost: Free

Saturday June 2, 2018

Sunday June 3, 2018

Buchanan Mall Celebration

A 50th Anniversary Celebration on the Buchanan Mall. Come enjoy a full day of live music, dance and cultural performances.

Saturday June 30, 2018

Soy and Tofu Festival

Come discover the joy of soy at the eighth annual Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival! A fundraiser for the Nichi Bei Foundation, to support the publication of the Nichi Bei Weekly.

What is Oshogatsu and why is it important to the Japanese
The most important Japanese Holiday of the year is New Year or Oshogatsu (正月). It has the same resonance as Christmas for the Christians faith: a time for celebration, spiritual communion and being with family. The New Year is a great opportunity to celebrate the religious aspect in Japanese culture as well as eat great […]

Japan Center Malls’ 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Meet the Designer of the New Japan Center Garage Logo
    Please meet Lauren Lee, the designer selected by the Japan Center Garage Corporation, who designed the new branding logo for the Japan Center Garage Corporation. Her design embodied the spirit and the feel of what the Japan Center Garage Corporation wanted in a new refreshed look. We sat down with Lauren and asked […]


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