•  Nikkei Photo Contest 2017

    The theme is What does Japanese American cultural heritage mean to you?”  Contest deadline is July 22, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.  Snap a picture, write a short caption to describe your photo, and submit to photocontest@jcccnc.org.  Read more…

  •  Tabemasho 2017: Celebrating the Taste of Osaka

    Join us at Tabemasho 2017: Celebrating the Taste of Osaka as we recognize the 60th anniversary of the San Francisco-Osaka Sister City relationship, the longest one that exists between the U.S. and Japan! Read more…


    The JCCCNC serves close to 100,000 people annually through its classes, programs and workshops, and community events, hosting over 80 on-going classes and programs for people of all ages. Read More


    Membership is the most meaningful way to instantly become part of our JCCCNC family. Let us help you carry on the culture, traditions, and values of your family and provide a place for you and your loved ones to call a second home. Join Today

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 “Redefining Japaneseness” Special Guest Lecture with Dr. Jane Yamashiro
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Sociologist Dr. Jane Yamashiro will present a special FREE lecture on her book, “Redefining Japaneseness,” covering how cultural identity for Japanese Americans living in Japan. Co-Sponsored by Japantown Chounaikai and San Francisco JACL Chapter. Read more…

Fall Cultural Tour to Japan
“Celebrating Osaka”
applications due August 15

Join us on a 10-day tour, October 31-November 10, to honor and celebrate San Francisco’s Sister City Relationship with the City of Osaka. You will be treated to exceptional meals and culinary demonstrations to appreciate the passion, expertise and pride for its culinary dishes.  more…

Sushi 101 Workshop
Saturday, August 12
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Learn to roll 3 basic types of sushi with Chef Mark Gyotoku. More…

“Yonsei Eyes” and “My Dog Teny” Special Film Screening
Sunday, August 13
1:00 p.m.

Join us for a FREE screening of documentary “Yonsei Eyes” about young Japanese American’s exploring their grandparents’ experience in camp, and the film adaptation of the book, “My Dog Teny” about the friendship between a boy and his dog during WWII incarceration. More…

Introduction to Temari Workshop
Saturday, August 26
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Get started on the 1,000 year old traditional handicraft of temari balls, ornamental cloth balls featuring intricate stitched designs! More…


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Tabemasho 2017: Celebrating the Taste of Osaka
Saturday, September 16

Join us at Tabemasho as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the San Francisco-Osaka Sister City relationship, the oldest one that exists between the U.S. and Japan!  We’ll be welcoming three Master Chefs from Osaka, known as the Kitchen of Japan.  Read more…

JCCCNC Annual Sweepstakes
Drawing: September 16

Participate in our premiere sweepstakes opportunity for your chance to win 1) Two round trip economy tickets to Japan and 3-night stay, 2) $1000, or 3) 2-Night Stay at the Donatello and Dinner for Two at The House of Prime Rib, all while supporting JCCCNC’s over 80 on-going programs and events!   Read more…

Membership Special Promo
Kristi Yamaguchi’s Golden Moment

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Kristi capturing gold on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. Kristi and friends will create a golden momen on ice and shine the spotlight on early childhood literacy.

Special offer for membersDiscounted tickets and FREE Kristi Bobblehead with the $93 and $133 priced tickets:
$133 (reg.$153 +Bobblehead)
$93 (reg.$103 + Bobblehead)
$58 (reg. $68) / $38 (reg. $42)

Go to SAP Center Website and enter Promo Code: JCCCNC



We want to hear from you!

We are excited to announce the prelaunch of a region wide survey for a needs assessment of the Japanese Nationals and Japanese speaking communities in Northern California.  In Japanese or English, we welcome you to give your feedback on existing, or suggestions for new programs and services that we could offer in order for us to continue to serve and stay relevant to the growing Shin Issei and Shin Nisei generations and the Japanese speaking community.  A wide variety  of comments are accepted, including an improvement in programmatic efforts around cultural immersion, language, sports, or the arts; provided services in immigration, health; or general areas about education, business, etc.  Please send comments and questions to research@jcccnc.org by April 24, 2017.  Submissions will be automatically entered into a raffle for a chance to win a free JCCCNC membership or an electronic prize!

  • Upcoming Special Events

    6:00 pm “Redefining Japaneseness” Guest ...
    “Redefining Japaneseness” Guest ...
    Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    "Redefining Japaneseness" Guest Lecture with Dr. Jane Yamashiro @ JCCCNC | San Francisco | California | United States
    Redefining Japaneseness: Japanese Americans in the Ancestral Homeland Special Guest Lecture and Book Signing with Author Dr. Jane H. Yamashiro Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Japanese Cultural and Community Center of[...]
    7:15 pm SF Giants – Hello Kitty Day
    SF Giants – Hello Kitty Day
    Aug 6 @ 7:15 pm
    SF Giants - Hello Kitty Day @ AT&T Park | San Francisco | California | United States
    Hello Kitty Day Sunday, August 6, 1:05p vs. Arizona Diamondbacks JCCCNC seats in section VR308:  $59.00 JCCCNC Members / $64.00 General Giveaway: Limited Edition Hello Kitty/Giants Lunchbox Back by popular demand and for a fourth consecutive season,[...]
    11:30 am Sushi 101 Workshop
    Sushi 101 Workshop
    Aug 12 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
    Sushi 101 Workshop @ JCCCNC | San Francisco | California | United States
    Sushi 101 Workshop Saturday, August 12, 2017 11:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Instructor: Chef Mark Gyotoku $40 JCCCNC Members $50 General Public For anyone who has their own dreams of sushi, our Sushi 101 workshop with[...]
    1:00 pm “Yonsei Eyes” and “My Dog Teny” ...
    “Yonsei Eyes” and “My Dog Teny” ...
    Aug 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    "Yonsei Eyes" and "My Dog Teny" Special Film Screening @ JCCCNC | San Francisco | California | United States
    “Yonsei Eyes” and “My Dog Teny” Film Screening and Q&A with Director Jon Osaki and Narrators Mika and Lee Osaki Sunday, August 13th, 2017, 1:00 p.m. FREE Admission Please RSVP at programsevents@jcccnc.org or (415) 567-5505 Join[...]
    10:00 am Introduction to Temari Workshop
    Introduction to Temari Workshop
    Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Introduction to Temari Workshop @ JCCCNC | San Francisco | California | United States
    Introduction to Temari Workshop Saturday, August 26, 10:00am-1:00pm Instructor: Cindy Lewis-Freid $50 JCCCNC Members / $60 General Public Temari balls are a 1,000 year-old traditional Japanese folk craft of stitching intricate artistic and geometric designs[...]
    12:00 am SF Giants – Star Wars Day
    SF Giants – Star Wars Day
    Sep 30 @ 12:00 am
    Star Wars Day Saturday, September 30, Time (TBD) vs. San Diego Padres JCCCNC Seats in Section VR325:  $52.00 JCCCNC Members / $57.00 General Giveaway: Limited Edition Star Wars Themed Item The Giants are proud to announce the seventh[...]
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