Japantown Task Force

Economic Development, Planning & Preservation of Japantown San Francisco

Our Mission

Preserve and develop Japantown, strengthen the ethnic diversity, and create an atmosphere of safety, beauty, vitality, and prosperity.

Our Goals

  • Develop Japantown as a historical center, cultural capital, and community center for people of Japanese ancestry in America.

  • Revitalize Japantown as a thriving commercial and retail district.

  • Preserve and expand Japantown as a neighborhood of residents, community-based organizations and institutions, and neighborhood services.

  • Improve Japantown's physical environment so that it contributes to the diverse cultural, economic, and neighborhood vitality of the community.

Current Projects

Japantown Cultural District Initiative

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“That San Francisco Japantown will thrive as a culturally authentic, and economically vibrant neighborhood which will serve as the cultural heart of the Japanese and Japanese American communities for generations to come.”