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Winter 2004 Vol.3 Issue 1
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Summer 2005 Vol.4 Issue 1

Please Click HERE for Map and Graphs of Demographic Data

Hapa Issues Forum (HIF) Press Release: "Over One in Ten Asian Pacific Islanders in California are Multiracial, New Census Data Show"
Report (Word)

Hapa Issues Forum (HIF) Press Release: California's Multiracial Population, Census 2000. Compiled by Demographic Research Unit, Asian Pacific American Legal Center.
Report (Word)


Japantown Planning, Preservation and Development Task Force
: Japantown Community Plan Proposed Strategies (with community input) September 12, 2001 DRAFT (Word)

Concepts for the Japantown Community Plan Prepared for the Japantown Planning Preservation and Development Task Force. Prepared by BMS Design Group Urban Planning and Design and Porat Consulting Economic Development in association with The Duffey Company - Transportation, Nobuho Nagasawa - Artist, Sedway Group - Real Estate Economics, VBN Architects - Architecture, Jim Leritz - Illustrator. November 2000. (Cover) (Report / Htm 2.84MB)

Japantown Community Planning Process Status Report July 26, 1999. Submitted to the Japantown Planning, Preservation, and Development Task Force. Report prepared by the Japantown Plannning Consultant Team: Chinatown Community Development Ceter and Asian Neighborhood Design. July, 1999. (Report / Htm)

Summary of Findings: Social, Cultural and Economic Impact of AMC Kabuki Theatres, Japan Center, and Festivals. Porat Consulting in association with Greg Bregman & Associates Sedway Group. November 9, 2001.
Introduction (PDF)
Summary of Findings (PDF)
Economic Impact Analysis (PDF)
Recommendations for Commercial and Cultural Revitalization (PDF)
Synopsis (Word)

Summary of Findings: Social, Cultural and Economic Impact of Japantown Bowl's Closure. Porat Consulting in association with Greg Bregman & Associates Sedway Group. November 7, 2000.
Introduction (PDF)
Summary of Findings (PDF)
Economic Impacts of Alternate Building Use (PDF)
Surveys & Appendix (PDF)
Synopsis (Word)

A New Framework for Looking at San Francisco Japantown: Gathering Places for Young Adults by Leslie Shieh. (PDF)
Chapter 2: Who Are Young Adults
Chapter 3: Methodology
Chapter 4: Community Concerns: A Place for Young Adults
Chapter 5: Favorable Destination Places
Chapter 6: Discussion: A New Framework
Chapter 7: Japantown Recommendations: Suggested Areas for Additional Analysis
Chapter 8: Conclusion
Full Report (Warning: This file is over 6MB)

Japantown Historic Context Statement: Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board, October 2003. (Report / Word)

1746 Post Street Shogakukan Building

Pedestrian Safety & Traffic Community Plan
To download the Japantown Pedestrian Safety and Traffic Community Plan click here


Senate Bill 307:
passed in September of 2001 which allows for the creation of a California Japantown Preservation Pilot Project.
Senate Bill 307 (Word)
Resolution (PDF)
• Senate Bill 307 Neighborhood Cultural Preservation Report for SF Japantown

Proposition 40: The California Clean Water, Clean Air, Safe Neighborhood Parks, and Coastal Protection Act of 2002
Proposition 40 (Word)

District Supervisor Ross Mirkirimi's 'Special Use District'
Click Here for the Final Ammended Version

The final ammended version is going to Board of Supervisors to be approved on June 27, 2006

Click here for legislative digest on the proposed Special Use District


Japantown on the Radio:
Broadcast on January 1, 2004, this segment highlights the Task Force’s efforts in San Francisco and the Little Tokyo Service Center’s work in Los Angeles to preserve and revitalize their respective communities. To listen to the program online, click here. Once on the Pacific Time website, click on “previous broadcasts” and find the January 1, 2004 show which includes a segment entitled “Saving Japantowns” click on the “listen” link to hear the show.