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Community Focus
Location
Community Focus
American, Japanese
Location
Seattle, WA
A grassroots organization dedicated to preserving, educating, and sharing the story of World War II-era incarceration of Japanese Americans in order to deepen understanding of American history and inspire action for equity.
Community Focus
Japanese
Location
Bringing Japanese film to you.
Community Focus
Japanese
Location
, CA
Discover Nikkei is an international network that celebrates cultural diversity and explores both global and local identities. The project connects generations and communities by sharing stories and perspectives of the Nikkei, people of Japanese descent who have migrated and settled throughout the world.
Community Focus
African, American, British, Danish, Japanese, Korean, Mexican, Russian
Location
Seattle
Thistle Theatre is a professional puppet theatre for families.
Community Focus
Japanese
Location
Seattle, WA
Japan Arts Connection Lab (JACLab) was born to provide a dynamic platform for Japanese artisans and master craftsmen to share their gifts, techniques, and passion for their craft with the rest of the world.
Community Focus
Asian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese
Location
Seattle, WA
The Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit tasked to improve the economic vitality of Seattle's historic Chinatown-International District. CIDBIA focuses on sanitation services, public safety coordination, marketing and events, and advocacy for small businesses to create a clean, safe, and welcoming neighborhood.
Community Focus
American, Japanese
Location
Los Angeles, CA
Community Focus
American, Japanese
Location
Vashon, WA
Founded by Issei pioneer B.D. Mukai in 1926 as a strawberry farm, Mukai Farm & Garden today is on the National Register of Historic places with its rare heritage home, Japanese Garden, and Barreling Plant. Open and free to the public, it celebrates Vashon Island’s Japanese American and agrarian heritage. Come visit!
Community Focus
American, Japanese
Location
Portland, OR
Sharing and preserving Japanese American history and culture in the Pacific Northwest.
Community Focus
American, Japanese
Location
Portland, OR
Open to everyone, Portland JACL is a civil rights advocacy group who strives to educate the public about human and civil rights issues we all face.
Community Focus
American, Canadian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese
Location
Federal Way, WA
Pacific Bonsai Museum connects people to nature through the living art of bonsai. The Museum is open to all, free admission (donations appreciated).
Community Focus
Japanese
Location
Seattle, WA
The Seattle Japanese Garden is a formal garden designed and constructed under the supervision of world-renowned Japanese garden designer Juki Iida in 1960. It is a world class Japanese Garden and tourist attraction.
Community Focus
Japanese
Location
Seattle, WA
Kubota Garden is a stunning 20-acre Japanese garden in the Rainier Beach neighborhood of South Seattle.
Community Focus
Japanese
Location
Portland, OR
Considered the most authentic Japanese Garden outside of Japan, Portland Japanese Garden is a haven of tranquil beauty in all four seasons. In Spring of 2017, the Garden opened its new Cultural Village, complete with new garden spaces, classrooms, exhibition and gallery space, and the Umami Cafe. Portland Japanese Garden is a hallmark of our city, providing people with a place for healing, connecting, and building communities.
Community Focus
Japanese
Location
Kikagaku Moyo have come a long way –both literally and metaphorically– since their humble beginnings busking on the streets of Tokyo back in 2012. A tight-knit group of five friends who bonded over the desire to play freely, and explore music associated with space and psychedelica, their initial ambitions were modest semi-regular slots in the cramped clubs of the city’s insular music scene. Yet the band’s progressive, folk-influenced take on psychedelica marked them out from their peers and re-started Japan’s psych rock scene; it also brought them international acclaim.
Community Focus
American, Japanese
Location
Community Focus
Japanese
Location
Seattle
Friendship through Flowers
Community Focus
Japanese
Location
Edmonds, WA
The Edmonds Sister City Commission was created by City ordinance in 1988 and reports to the Mayor of Edmonds. The Mayor appoints members to the Commission, subject to City Council confirmation. The 12 non-paid Commissioners serve three-year terms with no term limits. Commissioners need not be residents of Edmonds.
Community Focus
Japanese
Location
Bellevue, WA
Connecting the World with Japanese Music and Culture.
Community Focus
Japanese
Location
Tacoma, WA
The Asia-Northwest Cultural Education Association (ANCEA) is a registered non-profit corporation. Every year, ANCEA participates in various cultural and educational events. Sakura-Con is ANCEA's main event and realization of the ANCEA mission to educate about Asian Culture, with a focus on Japanese Animation, Comics, Gaming and Cultural Arts. Japan.

Sakura-Con is the oldest and most well-attended anime convention in the Pacific Northwest. Sakura-Con features cultural exploration and education through traditional and contemporary media, arts and entertainment. Sakura-Con includes: musical performances, Guest of Honor participation, discussion panels, games, contests (costumes and skit performances), theaters, traditional Asian arts and an exhibitors' hall for the sale of Anime related merchandise by third party vendors.

ANCEA is a membership-based all-volunteer organization. The controlling administrative body for ANCEA (and thus Sakura-Con) is an Executive Board that's main function is to put on the main ANCEA event, Sakura-Con, and to generally steward the ANCEA mission.