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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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WE’RE OPEN!
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


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 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


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The Center has received the 2021 Silver Seal of Transparency from GuideStar

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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)
more…coming soon!

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.

Click here to register online


Virtual Senior Chair Aerobics Class

Every Thursday
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…

  • Upcoming Events

    Apr
    24
    Sat
    2:00 pm Ukulele 101 Online Workshops – A...
    Ukulele 101 Online Workshops – A...
    Apr 24 @ 2:00 pm – May 15 @ 3:30 pm
    Ukulele 101 Online Workshops - April 2021 @ Online | San Francisco | California | United States
    Ukulele 101 Online Workshops for the True Beginner April 2021 Saturdays, April 24 – May 15, 2021 2:00pm-3:30pm Instructor: Don Sadler $90 Center Members, $110 General Public This four-week course via Zoom will cover basic skills starting[...]
    May
    14
    Fri
    7:00 pm Virtual Yosakoi Dance Class with...
    Virtual Yosakoi Dance Class with...
    May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Virtual Yosakoi Dance Class with Ito Yosakoi @ Online via Zoom | San Francisco | California | United States
    Virtual Yosakoi Dance with Ito Yosakoi Fridays, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Instructor: Ito Yosakoi Dance Group Zoom Login Info Provided Upon Registration Join the Ito Yosakoi Dance Group’s weekly classes via Zoom to learn the[...]
    May
    15
    Sat
    11:00 am Wagashi Sweets Virtual Cooking W...
    Wagashi Sweets Virtual Cooking W...
    May 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Wagashi Sweets Virtual Cooking Workshop - May 2021 @ Online | San Francisco | California | United States
    Wagashi Sweets Virtual Cooking Workshop – May 2021 Saturday, May 15, 2021 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Instructors: Larry Sokyo Tiscornia and Kimika Soko Takechi $10 Center Members, $15 General Public Connect via Zoom; Meeting[...]
    May
    17
    Mon
    10:00 am Asian American Writing
    Asian American Writing
    May 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Asian American Writing @ JCCCNC | San Francisco | California | United States
    Instructor: Genevieve Lim Spend the morning creating personal memoirs, journaling or writing poems, essays, letters, and sharing them among friends.
    May
    20
    Thu
    6:00 pm Japantown History Series with Dr...
    Japantown History Series with Dr...
    May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Japantown History Series with Dr. Meredith Oda: Japanese Americans and African Americans in Western Addition Redevelopment @ Zoom
    Japantown History Series with Dr. Meredith Oda: Japanese Americans and African Americans in Western Addition Redevelopment Co-Sponsored by the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) Thursday, May 20, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Free[...]
    May
    21
    Fri
    6:00 pm J-Chat Virtual Japanese Conversa...
    J-Chat Virtual Japanese Conversa...
    May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    J-Chat Virtual Japanese Conversational Language Exchange - May 2021 @ Zoom
    J-Chat Virtual Japanese Conversational Language Exchange Sponsored by the JET Alumni Association of Northern California Friday, May 21, 2021 (3rd Friday of each month) 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. $3 Center Members, $5 General Public[...]
    7:00 pm Virtual Yosakoi Dance Class with...
    Virtual Yosakoi Dance Class with...
    May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Virtual Yosakoi Dance Class with Ito Yosakoi @ Online via Zoom | San Francisco | California | United States
    Virtual Yosakoi Dance with Ito Yosakoi Fridays, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Instructor: Ito Yosakoi Dance Group Zoom Login Info Provided Upon Registration Join the Ito Yosakoi Dance Group’s weekly classes via Zoom to learn the[...]
    May
    23
    Sun
    11:00 am Kenji’s Kitchen – Omurice Online...
    Kenji’s Kitchen – Omurice Online...
    May 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Kenji's Kitchen - Omurice Online Cooking Class @ Online | San Francisco | California | United States
    Sign up for our online cooking webinar with chef Kenji Yokoo and learn how to make the popular dish, omurice! Sunday, May 23, 2021 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. $7 Center Members / $10 General[...]
    May
    24
    Mon
    10:00 am Asian American Writing
    Asian American Writing
    May 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Asian American Writing @ JCCCNC | San Francisco | California | United States
    Instructor: Genevieve Lim Spend the morning creating personal memoirs, journaling or writing poems, essays, letters, and sharing them among friends.
    May
    28
    Fri
    7:00 pm Virtual Yosakoi Dance Class with...
    Virtual Yosakoi Dance Class with...
    May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Virtual Yosakoi Dance Class with Ito Yosakoi @ Online via Zoom | San Francisco | California | United States
    Virtual Yosakoi Dance with Ito Yosakoi Fridays, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Instructor: Ito Yosakoi Dance Group Zoom Login Info Provided Upon Registration Join the Ito Yosakoi Dance Group’s weekly classes via Zoom to learn the[...]
    May
    31
    Mon
    10:00 am Asian American Writing
    Asian American Writing
    May 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Asian American Writing @ JCCCNC | San Francisco | California | United States
    Instructor: Genevieve Lim Spend the morning creating personal memoirs, journaling or writing poems, essays, letters, and sharing them among friends.
    Jun
    4
    Fri
    7:00 pm Virtual Yosakoi Dance Class with...
    Virtual Yosakoi Dance Class with...
    Jun 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Virtual Yosakoi Dance Class with Ito Yosakoi @ Online via Zoom | San Francisco | California | United States
    Virtual Yosakoi Dance with Ito Yosakoi Fridays, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Instructor: Ito Yosakoi Dance Group Zoom Login Info Provided Upon Registration Join the Ito Yosakoi Dance Group’s weekly classes via Zoom to learn the[...]
    Jun
    7
    Mon
    10:00 am Asian American Writing
    Asian American Writing
    Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Asian American Writing @ JCCCNC | San Francisco | California | United States
    Instructor: Genevieve Lim Spend the morning creating personal memoirs, journaling or writing poems, essays, letters, and sharing them among friends.
    Jun
    11
    Fri
    7:00 pm Virtual Yosakoi Dance Class with...
    Virtual Yosakoi Dance Class with...
    Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Virtual Yosakoi Dance Class with Ito Yosakoi @ Online via Zoom | San Francisco | California | United States
    Virtual Yosakoi Dance with Ito Yosakoi Fridays, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Instructor: Ito Yosakoi Dance Group Zoom Login Info Provided Upon Registration Join the Ito Yosakoi Dance Group’s weekly classes via Zoom to learn the[...]
    Jun
    12
    Sat
    11:00 am Chabana Flower Arrangement Works...
    Chabana Flower Arrangement Works...
    Jun 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Chabana Flower Arrangement Workshop - June 2021 @ Online | San Francisco | California | United States
    Chabana Flower Arrangement Workshop – June 2021 Saturday, June 12, 2021 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Instructor: Larry Sokyo Tiscornia and Kimika Soko Takechi $10 Center Members, $15 General Public Connect via Zoom; Meeting ID and[...]
    Jun
    14
    Mon
    10:00 am Asian American Writing
    Asian American Writing
    Jun 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Asian American Writing @ JCCCNC | San Francisco | California | United States
    Instructor: Genevieve Lim Spend the morning creating personal memoirs, journaling or writing poems, essays, letters, and sharing them among friends.
    Jun
    18
    Fri
    7:00 pm Virtual Yosakoi Dance Class with...
    Virtual Yosakoi Dance Class with...
    Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Virtual Yosakoi Dance Class with Ito Yosakoi @ Online via Zoom | San Francisco | California | United States
    Virtual Yosakoi Dance with Ito Yosakoi Fridays, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Instructor: Ito Yosakoi Dance Group Zoom Login Info Provided Upon Registration Join the Ito Yosakoi Dance Group’s weekly classes via Zoom to learn the[...]
    Jun
    21
    Mon
    10:00 am Asian American Writing
    Asian American Writing
    Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Asian American Writing @ JCCCNC | San Francisco | California | United States
    Instructor: Genevieve Lim Spend the morning creating personal memoirs, journaling or writing poems, essays, letters, and sharing them among friends.
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