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    Although we are apart, we remain a COMMUNITY at Heart!

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    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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Temporary Closure

(3/31/20):  The City and County of San Francisco issued a recommendation requiring all residents to “stay at home.”

Therefore, all Center programs and activities are
suspended and its offices closed until further notice.

Our concern is the health and well-being of all who frequent the Center.
Click here for our Covid-19 Updates

The Center created this video to bring hope; that beyond the politics and isolation at home there are better days ahead.

See you soon!


Tadaima! Virtual Community Pilgrimage by Japanese American Memorial Pilgrimages (JAMP)

June 13 – August 16

The Center is a proud community partner of Japanese American Memorial Pilgrimages’ (JAMP) 9-week virtual programs being held in place of WWII incarceration camp pilgrimages across the country that have been canceled due to COVID-19. Check out the schedule of events and register online at the JAMP website! More…


Tadaima! x Community Kitchen Virtual Potluck: Weenies Royale and other Camp Recipes

Sunday, July 5, 2020
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Learn the easy recipe for Weenies Royale and join our webinar and discussion group to share your own version of this dish served in the WWII camps, and share stories and memories of this and other dishes passed down from the camps. The webinar will be recorded and broadcast on YouTube later in the evening as part of the Tadaima! Virtual Community Pilgrimage program. More…


 

Tadaima! Webinar: “Tabemasho! Let’s Eat!” A History of Japanese Food in America with Author Gil Asakawa

Sunday, July 19, 2020
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Join author Gil Asakawa for a special presentation on his forthcoming book covering the history of Japanese food in America, set to be published in 2021. Audience Q&A to follow the presentation, and is part of the Tadaima! Virtual Community Pilgrimage program lineup. 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


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.

Membership Coordinator
Programs Coordinator

Sr. Bookkeeper/Accountant

Visit employment opportunities page here


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HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCEDURES

The personal health and safety of our constituents is our number priority at the Center. We want to do everything possible for you to feel confident and comfortable returning to participate in our programs. For your safety we have completely cleaned, sanitized and/or repainted the walls on the first and second floors. We are also implementing the following health and safety procedures to better ensure your safety.

HAND SANITIZING
• Hand sanitizing stations will be placed at entrances
• Touchless hand soap dispensers

FACILITY CLEANING
• Daily interior cleaning will continue
• Weekly sanitizing of the entire facility
• Frequent sanitizing of highly used/heavily touched areas
• Daily sanitizing of program/sports equipment (prior to/after use)
• Cleaning schedule of the restrooms will be posted

PERSONAL SAFETY
• Face masks will be required
• Social distancing protocols will be instituted
• Daily temperature checks of staff and instructors; and if participant(s) exhibit flu-like symptoms
• Employee/instructor training on our health/safety policies and procedures
• A clear partition at the reception desk will be installed

Click here to download the full Health and Safety Procedures Notice


26th Annual Nikkei Open Golf Tournament

The 26th Annual Nikkei Open Golf tournament will be cancelled due to Covid-19 and shelter-in-place health order.  We will see you at the course on July 12, 2021.

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Kenji’s Kitchen: Oyakodon Online Cooking Class

Sunday, July 12, 2020
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Cooking instructor Kenji Yokoo’s next virtual cooking class will be on oyakodon, a classic Japanese rice bowl recipe using chicken and eggs. Follow along from your own kitchen to make a tasty lunch! More…


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  • Upcoming Special Events

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