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The Japantown Farmer's Market is held every Sunday, rain or shine, 8:00 am - 12 noon

The Japantown Business Association can be reached at (408) 298-4303.

Maneki Neko means 'Beckoning Cat' and is a lucky charm of Japan.


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Call for Stories

An ongoing project at JAMsj
Japanese American Museum of San Jose

We are calling upon members of the Japanese American community to share their memories and recollections about World War II. Now, more than ever, it is crucial we talk to the relatives, friends and community members who still recall vital stories of wartime on the West Coast and being uprooted from their homes. Our task is simple: To archive and share oral histories while we still have those firsthand accounts from Japanese Americans. We seek to collect these stories in this timely cultural moment, and also wish to preserve the rich histories of people who are still living and represent a very crucial link to Japanese American history. Our collective memory is valuable and we are making it our mission to archive and project those stories from our family members and friends. If you know someone whose story should be told and shared, please contact us at [email protected].

Check out the stories we have on record on the Oral History page.



SUNDAY - March 18, 2018
Japantown Lions Club Spring 2018 Pancake Breakfast

SUNDAY - April 29, 2018
Nikkei Matsuri Festival

SATURDAY - May 12, 2018
Japantown Immersive

FRIDAY - June 1, 2018
San Jose Taiko 45th Anniversary Dinner


Japan Town Flickr Account

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