San Francisco's Japantown has survived for over 100 years, enduring the injustice of internment, the razing of redevelopment and the gentrification of the Bay Area real estate boom. The Center is committed to staying involved in issues affecting Japantown's and the greater Bay Area's future.

We encourage responsible urban development that respects the unique elements of a neighborhood's cultural roots and identity. As a neighborhood center that is open to all, we also support projects that work to meet the diverse needs of the residents and workers of Japantown.

 The resiliency of this community inspires us, the Center, to forge forward and build for the future, while preserving what we have. As the city around us continues to evolve, we will continue to be responsive to those changes and help shape the future viability of this neighborhood for the next 100 years.