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We look forward to seeing you soon!
PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS
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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Doing Our Part to Keep You Safe!
Learn more about our health and safety policies on our Reopen Plan page here
After 13 months we are ready to welcome you back to the Center. Our programs and activities will be slowly phased in and a full list of programs and schedules will be available soon. Click here to view the Center’s Reopening Plan. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Sorry, we’ve SOLD OUT!
We are overwhelmed by your support – thank you!
The 26th Annual Nikkei Open Golf Tournament will take place on Saturday, June 5, 2021, at Half Moon Bay Golf Links. Click here to learn more about registration, sponsorship opportunities, and prize and raffle donations!
Complete the Center Census TODAY! Help us understand our constituents and cater our efforts to best serve the community’s needs. Click here to take the survey.
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
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 make a difference in people’s lives, maybe a career at the Center is for you.
We’re looking for a Digital Programs Manager and a Sr. Bookkeeper/Accountant
Visit the employment opportunities page here
Stay Connected With Us!
The Center has received the 2021 Silver Seal of Transparency from GuideStar
We have resumed the following in-person programs:
Community Volleyball (Tue)
Line Dancing (Tue/Fri)
Asian American Writing (on 5/19)
Basketball (on 5/10)
You must preregister for programs here
Upcoming Virtual Workshops and Programs:
Wagashi Sweets Workshop – May 2021
Saturday, May 15, 2021
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Follow along from your kitchen as we make traditional wagashi sweets in this virtual workshop. More…
Japantown History Series with Dr. Meredith Oda: JA’s and African Americans in Western Addition Redevelopment
Thursday, May 20, 2021
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Our second lecture with Dr. Oda discusses the connections and shared struggle of the Japanese American and African American communities in Japantown and the Fillmore during 1960’s redevelopment. More…
J-Chat Monthly Virtual Japanese Conversational Language Exchange
Sponsored by JET Alumni Association of Northern California
3rd Friday of the Month, beginning May 21, 2021
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Join us online to practice and improve your Japanese conversational skills! Each monthly session includes a short lesson for beginners and intermediate speakers, followed by facilitated small group conversations. More…
Kenji’s Kitchen: Omurice Online Cooking Class
Sunday, May 23, 2021
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Make this popular Japanese dish with chef Kenji Yokoo at our monthly online cooking class! More…
Chabana Flower Arrangement Workshop
Saturday, June 12, 2021
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Learn the art of chabana, traditional flower arrangement for tea ceremonies in this virtual workshop. More…
Ongoing Virtual Classes:
Ito Yosakoi Dance Group
Learn modern yosakoi dance with the Ito Yosakoi dance group!
Virtual Dance Season: Spring 2021
Fridays, February 5, 2021 – April 30, 2021
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Virtual Senior Chair Aerobics Class
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Our senior chair aerobics class is now being held online via Zoom every Thursday! Stay active while we shelter in place! More…
Your Family, Your History Genealogy Webinar Series Videos Now Available!
For those of you who missed our genealogy series with genealogist Linda Harms-Okazaki, lifetime access to the full online video course and materials are now available for purchase! Learn how to research your family records in both the US and Japan as well as how to write and keep memories of your family alive for future generations! More…