Friday Apr 11
San Francisco Chronicle
Liquor regulator suspends license of Japantown 'hostess bar'
For the second time this year, state liquor regulators cracked down on a so-called hostess bar in San Francisco's Japantown, alleging the club jacked up booze prices in exchange for female servers keeping men company.
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Thu Apr 10, 2014
Criticism of Cesar Chavez Film Misses Big Picture
When I saw a preview of the new Cesar Chavez film and wrote a positive review , I did not foresee that I would be the only author of a book on Chavez and the UFW that viewed it positively.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
J-Pop Summit Festival Returns to S.F. with an Early Treat Next Weekend at New People
San Francisco, CA - The 2014 J-POP SUMMIT Festival, San Francisco's annual celebration of Japanese pop culture, music, fashion and film, joins with Japanese entertainment company, ASOBISYSTEM, to announce a special early treat for fashion and pop culture fans as it presents a personal appearance by Harajuku Kawaii model - Ayumi Seto - at NEW PEOPLE ... (more)
Thu Apr 03, 2014
The Sweet Science
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Until the middle of World War II, San Francisco was among the most integrated cities in the United States.
Sun Mar 30, 2014
South China Morning Post
American author turns two decades in Japan into a thriller
Barry Lancet had long wanted to write a novel. But with young children, a full-time job and a commute, time was nearly impossible to find - until he learned, among other things, to write on a clipboard standing up on his daily train ride.
Thu Mar 27, 2014
Hotels Week 2014: From Nautical to Italian, Five Fun Themed Hotels in the City
One way to stand out as a hotel is to adopt a fun, quirky or crazy theme. San Francisco boasts several hotels that have modeled their lobbies, rooms and restaurants all around a central inspiration , whether it is nautical in an old cannery on Fisherman's Wharf or Japanese in Japantown.
Tue Mar 25, 2014
JCCCNC Elects Donna Ong-Kimura as New President
The Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California is pleased to announce a new president to lead the organization.
Sun Mar 23, 2014
Fri Mar 21, 2014
Japantown bar fight sends one to hospital
Police are searching for a group of men who allegedly attacked a 25-year-old man outside a bar in San Francisco's Japantown early Friday morning.
Wed Mar 19, 2014
Book Talk: Debut novelist scores with Japan-set crime thriller
Barry Lancet had long wanted to write a novel. But with a full-time job, a commute and young children, time was nearly impossible to find - until he learned, among other things, to write on a clipboard standing up on his daily train ride.