Dave Tatsuno - Movies and Memories

Dave Masaharu Tatsuno was a Japanese American businessman who documented life in his family's internment camp during World War II. His footage was later compiled into the film Topaz (named for the Topaz War Relocation Center where he was confined).

Fans of Japantown San Jose

A public Facebook Group with an appreciation of one of the last three Japantowns in California.

Japantown Farmer's Market

Japantown hosts a seasonal (May-October) Certified Farmer's Market on Sundays from 8 am to 12 noon at Gordon Biersch Brewery. Check out our fruit and vegetable vendors, baked goods, and artisans.

Japantown Mural Project

The Japantown Mural Project is a celebration of the vibrancy of San Jose's historic Japantown neighborhood through artworks by 50 local artists.

J-Town Community TV

News, views, culture and history of San Jose's Japantown and beyond.

San Jose Walls

Led by Empire Seven Studios, SJ Walls highlights the cultural diversity that our city has to offer through a gathering of contemporary artists engaging the broader community in the process and creation of live art and music.

San Jose's Japantown by Jim Nagareda

Out of 46 Japantowns, only three remain in California. San Jose's Japantown is unique in that it is the only surviving Japantown that has remained in its original location.

The Adventures of Kevin the Urban Peacock

The Adventures of Kevin the Urban Peacock, our local wild peacock.

The Knight Foundation

The Knight Foundation invests in cities where the Knight brothers once owned newspapers, supporting both authentically local and relevant national ideas. As San Jose faces tremendous population growth, KF supports the urbanization of a traditionally sprawling city with a focus on Central San Jose.


Yokoso is a community project to connect new residents and curious explorers from nearby neighborhoods with people who have lived in Japantown for years.