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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    We’re hosting our first ever Japanese goods pop-up sale! Come browse our selection of antiques, collectibles, handicrafts and more! Click for details!

  •  Japantown Halloween Carnival

    Bring out the kids for a fun night of Halloween fun with the Center and JCYC! Enjoy crafts, games and prizes, haunted hallway, bounce houses, costume contest, and more! Read More

  •  Na Leo Hawaiian Holidays Concert at the Center

    Hear the sweet sounds of Na Leo at the Center. Event details here.

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Japantown Halloween Carnival

Friday, October 25
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
$7/person at the door

Our annual Halloween Carnival with JCYC is coming up! Get your best Halloween costumes ready and join us for a great night for all ages including arts and crafts, games and prizes, haunted hallway, bounce houses and costume contest! More…

Sign up to volunteer to help set up and to help at the Carnival! Click here to volunteer

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…

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.

Special Events and Marketing Manager

Sr. Bookkeeper/Accountant

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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

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…

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 2019 Japantown Halloween Carnival
    2019 Japantown Halloween Carnival
    Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    2019 Japantown Halloween Carnival @ The Center | San Francisco | California | United States
    2019 Japantown Halloween Carnival Friday, October 25, 2019 6:00pm – 8:30pm $7/Person at the Door Games and prizes, tricks and treats, arts and crafts and goodies to eat!  On October 25th, there’s only one place[...]
    6:30 pm Community Kitchen – November 12,...
    Community Kitchen – November 12,...
    Nov 12 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    Community Kitchen - November 12, 2019 @ The Center | San Francisco | California | United States
    A shared evening of cooking and dinner with recipes from the community! Tuesday, November 12, 2019 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $16 for Center Members, $20 for General Public Register by Tuesday, November 5, 2019[...]
    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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