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Japantown (also known as J-Town or historically as Japanese Town, or "Nihonmachi" ("Japan town", in Japanese)) is a neighborhood in the Western Addition district of San Francisco, California.
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Japan Center (San Francisco)

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Its focal point is the Japan Center, which opened in 1968, and is the site of three Japanese-oriented shopping centers.
The Japan Center is a shopping center in the Japantown neighborhood of San Francisco, California.

San Francisco Peace Pagoda

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The San Francisco Peace Pagoda, also at the Japan Center, is a five-tiered concrete stupa designed by Japanese architect Yoshiro Taniguchi and presented to San Francisco by the people of Osaka, Japan.
The San Francisco Peace Pagoda is a five-tiered concrete stupa between Post and Geary Streets at Buchanan in San Francisco's Nihonmachi (Japantown).

San Francisco

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Japantown (also known as J-Town or historically as Japanese Town, or "Nihonmachi" ("Japan town", in Japanese)) is a neighborhood in the Western Addition district of San Francisco, California.
The Western Addition is usually divided into smaller neighborhoods including Hayes Valley, the Fillmore, and Japantown, which was once the largest Japantown in North America but suffered when its Japanese American residents were forcibly removed and interned during World War II. The Western Addition survived the 1906 earthquake with its Victorians largely intact, including the famous "Painted Ladies", standing alongside Alamo Square.

Geary Boulevard

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The Japantown neighborhood is generally considered to be bordered on the north by Bush or Pine Street, and on the south by Geary Boulevard.
The boulevard borders Japantown between Fillmore and Laguna Streets.

Japantown

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Alternatively, a Japantown may be called J-town, Little Tokyo, or Nihonmachi, the first two being common names for the Japanese communities in San Francisco, San Jose, and Los Angeles, respectively.

Western Addition, San Francisco

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Japantown (also known as J-Town or historically as Japanese Town, or "Nihonmachi" ("Japan town", in Japanese)) is a neighborhood in the Western Addition district of San Francisco, California.
From there, it is usually divided into smaller neighborhoods such as Lower Pacific Heights, Cathedral Hill, Japantown, the Fillmore, Hayes Valley, Alamo Square, Anza Vista, and North Panhandle.

49-Mile Scenic Drive

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After entering Japantown, the drive turns north onto Webster Street before immediately returning east along Post Street, where it continues past Japan Center, Lower Nob Hill, and Union Square.

History of the Japanese in San Francisco

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During World War II, San Francisco saw the largest and oldest enclave of Japanese outside of Japan, Japantown, completely empty out many of its residents as a result of Executive Order 9066 that forced all Japanese of birth or descent in the United States to be interned.

Japanese Americans

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In February 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which forced all Japanese of birth or descent, including Japanese American citizens of the United States, to be relocated from the Pacific coast and interned.

Japanese American National Library

The Japanese American National Library is a private non-lending library and resource center in San Francisco's Japantown for the collection and preservation of materials relating to Japanese Americans.

Books Kinokuniya

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The area is home to Japanese cuisine (and some Korean and Chinese) restaurants, supermarkets, indoor shopping malls, hotels, banks and other shops, including one of the few U.S. branches of the large Kinokuniya bookstore chain.

Thomas Yamamoto

Born in Japantown, San Francisco to two Issei, a tailor and a midwife from adjoining villages in Oita and Fukuoka Prefectures in Kyushu, Japan.

Little Tokyo, Los Angeles

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It is the largest and most populous of only three official Japantowns in the United States, all of which are in California (the other two are Japantown, San Francisco and Japantown, San Jose).

San Francisco Taiko Dojo

While in San Francisco, Tanaka attended the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco Japantown.

San Francisco Zen Center

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On May 23, 1959, Shunryu Suzuki (then age 55) came from Japan to San Francisco to serve as head priest of Sokoji—a Soto Zen temple then located at 1881 Bush Street in Japantown.

J-Pop Summit

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In 2014, the festival was held in Japantown and enjoyed 120,000 in attendance in two days.

George Matsumoto

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He grew up in San Francisco's Nihonmachi Japantown, attended Lowell High School, and took Japanese classes at Kinmon Gakuen.

Christina Olague

She served on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 2012, representing District 5, which consists of Haight-Ashbury, part of Hayes Valley, the Inner Sunset, Japantown, and the Western Addition.

Fillmore District, San Francisco

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Some definitions, particularly older ones, include Hayes Valley, Japantown, and what is now known as North of Panhandle as part of the district and extend the western border further.

AMC Kabuki 8

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AMC Kabuki 8 is a movie theater in the Japan Center complex in San Francisco's Japantown neighborhood.

Kenjiro Nomura (artist)

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In 1916 Nomura moved to Seattle, working for a shopkeeper in the city's bustling Japantown / Nihonmachi neighborhood (later known as the International District).