Japantown Business Association

About the JBA

Welcome to San Jose's Japantown


Formerly the Jackson-Taylor Business & Professional Association, the Japantown Business Association continues the legacy of community and business support of the old Chinatown/Japantown area.

The JBA manages the local Business Improvement District (BID). It became the third BID in San Jose in 1987.


Current objectives:

  • To promote public awareness and appreciation for Japantown.

  • To work with local government agencies to promote and preserve Japantown as a cultural and historic resource.

  • To encourage the preservation of photos and artifacts that reflect the ethnic and historical fabric of the community.

  • To sponsor special events and fundraisers that support the JBA goals, such as the year-round Sunday Farmer's Market.

The JBA Board



Tamiko Rast

Rasteroids Design, Roy's Station


Carolyn Kogura

Kogura Company


Miles Rast

Rasteroids Design


Jacqueline Bates

Prayer Garden Church of God

Carol Chen



Richard Kogura

Kogura Company

Jim Nagareda

Nikkei Traditions

My Nguyen



Jordan Trigg

Jack's Bar, 7 Bamboo

Patty Dobashi Yasukawa