Japanese American Community Resource Guide
Historically, the Nichi Bei Times, like the prewar Nichi Bei Shimbun before it, published the Nichi Bei Nenkan, or Japanese American Directory, connecting Japanese Americans with Japanese American-owned businesses, services and communities across the country, and even faraway places like Mexico, Cuba and Hawai‘i. Our modern-day guide connects you to Japanese American community resources across the Bay Area, Northern California, and North America.
We invite you to get involved, to find a historical destination, cultural arts or Japanese language class, Japanese garden, community-based nonprofit organizations, cultural festival, market or church — and especially Japantowns, of which only four remain today.
“Nikkei Connections: Japanese American Community Resource Guide” was funded by a grant from The Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation.
Places to visit in the U.S. with historical significance to Japanese Americans.
Wartime Incarceration Sites
A map of wartime confinement sites that held people of Japanese descent during WWII.
Public Japanese Gardens
A directory of Japanese gardens across the U.S.
A map of prewar J-Towns across the U.S.
San Francisco Japantown
• Map of historic sites
• Map and directory of today’s Japantown
San Jose Japantown
• Map historic sites
• Directory of today’s SJ Japantown
Little Tokyo History Tour
Little Tokyo Map and Directory
U.S.-Japan Sister Cities
San Francisco Nonprofits
San Jose Nonprofits
East Bay/North Bay Nonprofits
Sacramento Region Nonprofits
Central Valley/ Central California Nonprofits
Southern California Nonprofits
Little Tokyo Nonprofits
Japanese Cultural Festivals
Cultural & Community Centers