The Center serves an estimated 180,000 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


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  •  Na Leo Hawaiian Holidays Concert at the Center

    Hear the sweet sounds of Na Leo at the Center. Special MEMBER DISCOUNT – Event details here.

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November Community Kitchen

Tuesday, November 12
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

We’ll be cooking up one of the ultimate Japanese winter comfort foods, oden (Japanese fish cake stew) for our final Community Kitchen dinner of the year! Enjoy learning how to make this and other Japanese/Japanese American side dishes at our quarterly multigenerational communal dinner! More…

Yosakoi Dancing with Ito Yosakoi

Friday Evenings
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The Center is the new home of Ito Yosakoi dance group, which will teach the contemporary Japanese dance style of yosakoi, combining traditional movements and group choreography to upbeat, energetic music! No dance experience necessary! More…

Job Opportunities

Inspiring, Creative, Committed, Detail-oriented, Team-Player, Positive and Outgoing – if these are some of the words that describe your work values and you want to help make a difference in people’s lives while contributing toward the future of the Japanese American community, maybe a career at the Center is for you.

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Na Leo Hawaiian Holidays Concert

Saturday, December 21
4:00 p.m.

NA LEO, the three childhood friends – Nalani Jenkins, Lehua Kalima and Angela Morales come for their only Bay Area appearance on their 2019 Hawaiian Holidays Tour. Learn more

Cooking with Shio Koji Workshop with Aedan Fermented Foods

Sunday, November 17
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Mariko Grady, founder of local Japanese producer Aedan Fermented Foods, returns for another cooking workshop that will teach you how to make and use shio koji to add umami and depth to the flavors in your home cooking! More…

Winter Kaiseki Cooking Workshop

Saturday, December 14
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Our Winter Kaiseki cooking workshop will feature five elegant dishes themed around the Oshogatsu (New Year’s) holiday. More…

We’re looking for new instructors!

Have a skill or hobby that you want to share? We’re searching for new instructors who can add their talents to the diverse programs we offer each year. Take a moment to fill out our Instructor Recruitment form here

  • Upcoming Special Events

    6:00 pm Community Karaoke – December 201...
    Community Karaoke – December 201...
    Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Community Karaoke - December 2019 with co-host JETAANC @ The Center
    Community Karaoke – December 2019 with co-host JET Alumni Association of Northern California Friday, December 13, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $3 Center/JETAANC Members, $5 General Public Ticket includes one song request Additional song requests[...]
    12:00 pm Winter 2019 Kaiseki Cooking Work...
    Winter 2019 Kaiseki Cooking Work...
    Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Winter 2019 Kaiseki Cooking Workshop @ The Center | San Francisco | California | United States
    Winter Kaiseki Workshop Saturday, December 14, 2019 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Instructor: Larry Sokyo Tiscornia and Kimika Soko Takechi $45 Center Members $55 General Public         Our popular seasonal Kaiseki cooking workshops[...]
    4:00 pm Na Leo Hawaiian Holidays Concert
    Na Leo Hawaiian Holidays Concert
    Dec 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
    Na Leo Hawaiian Holidays Concert @ Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California
      Na Leo Pilimehana (Na Leo) is returning to the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern Califorinia (JCCCNC/the Center) where they performed to a sold-out crowd in 2014 and 2016.  For this benefit Hawaiian Holidays Concert,  Na Leo will perform holiday[...]
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