Japantown Business Association

About the JBA

Welcome to San Jose's Japantown

The JBA

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

 

Executive Director

Kathy Sakamoto

 

 

President

Tamiko Rast

Rasteroids Design, Roy's Station

Treasurer

Carolyn Kogura

Kogura Company

 

Secretary

Miles Rast

Rasteroids Design

Jacqueline Bates

Prayer Garden Church of God

Carol Chen

Wenzhou

 

Richard Kogura

Kogura Company

Jim Nagareda

Nikkei Traditions

My Nguyen

Headliners

 

Jordan Trigg

Jack's Bar, 7 Bamboo

Patty Dobashi Yasukawa

Shanghai