Japantown Business Association

Organizations and Nonprofits

Our community


Akiyama Wellness Center

Operated by Yu-Ai Kai

Filipino Community Center

Dykk Gabriel Ethiopian Church

This church is the home following the faith of Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo, and those seeking spiritual guidance.

Japanese American Citizens League (San Jose Chapter)

San Jose JACL is committed to upholding the mission of national JACL while offering educational, civil rights, cultural, community building and social programs and activities of particular relevance and interest to the local community.

Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj)

The Japanese American Museum of San Jose showcases a unique collection of permanent and rotating exhibits chronicling more than a century of Japanese American history. Visitors will learn about early immigration of Japanese to America, their leadership in the agricultural community,  their incarceration during World War II and the challenges they faced, while adapting and contributing to West Coast communities. JAMsj provides a historical forum that stimulates present day discussions on civil liberties, race relations, discrimination, and American identity.

Japantown Community Congress of San Jose (JCCsj)

The mission of the Japantown Community Congress of San Jose is to advocate for the preservation of the historic and cultural heritage of San Jose's Japantown and promote efforts to sustain and enhance the diversity, vibrancy, and viability of this community as a legacy for future generations.

Japantown Neighborhood Association

The Japantown Neighborhood Association's mission is to encourage communication and cooperation between residents and businesses in the Japantown neighborhood; to serve as a voice and representative for the residents with government officials, nongovernment agencies, and business representatives; and to support and encourage the continued diversity of the Japantown neighborhood and surrounding areas.

Japantown Prepared!

Japantown Prepared! is a coordinated project supported by many organizations, led by retired SJPD Lieutenant Rich Saito and retired SJFD Captain Jim McClure and a committee including neighbors, businesses, and non-profit organizations. It is intended to help all members of Japantown be prepared for, respond to, and survive an emergency or disaster situation.

J-Town Community TV

Keep current with San Jose Japantown's news, views, culture and history on J-town Community TV's YouTube channel.

Lotus Preschool

Lotus Preschool is a private, non-profit preschool operated and located at the San Jose Buddhist Church Bestuin. Lotus serves children 2 years through pre-Kindergarten and emphasizes a developmental program with outdoor and indoor activities, field trips and various enrichment programs. The children attend a daily Buddhist service and learn about the Japanese culture.

Prayer Garden

Church of God in Christ offers Christian services, baptisms, communion, weddings, and counseling.

San Jose Betsuin Bonsai Club

San Jose Betsuin Bonsai Club is an organization for the bonsai hobbyists for cultivation, education, and promotion of Japanese bonsai culture. Current membership spans from experienced elders to young teenagers with varying bonsai experiences. Because our members are in various stages of their bonsai experiences, it should be easy for newcomers to fit in at any level.

San Jose Buddhist Judo Club

The San Jose Buddhist Judo Club is one of the oldest and most reputable Judo clubs in the Bay Area. It was established in 1947 and has produced many champions and outstanding students. The students have learned to use the disciplines of Judo to perfect themselves, to cultivate trust and respect from others, and to become a value to society.

San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin

The history and development of the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin is deeply connected with the history and development of the Japanese-American community that settled in the Santa Clara Valley at the end of the nineteenth century. Founded in 1902, the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin provides ministerial services and education, organizations and programs.

San Jose Community Youth Service (CYS)

CYS provides children with the opportunity to learn and develop skills in dance and individual and team sports. We teach the fundamentals for good sportsmanship and give them the chance to make new friends and acquaintances.

Silicon Valley JACL

Silicon Valley JACL was established in 2009 with the vision of creating an organization that bridges generations that builds bonds of understanding, explores the Japanese culture, focuses on professional leadership development, and fosters a diverse membership network.

Wesley United Methodist Church

Since 1895, Wesley Methodist Church has ministered to the Japanese American Community. Wesley has become a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, multi-generational Christian church. Worship services, an active youth program, and family-oriented fellowship are some of the few activities that are enjoyed.

Yu-Ai Kai

Yu-Ai Kai, a Japanese American Community Senior Service, is committed to serving seniors with an array of activities and programs. We offer a well-balanced senior day care program, a nutritious lunch service, social services, a transportation program and countless classes and trips for all our seniors.