SF Bay Area

Japanese Government

Japantowns

Sister City Associations

Cultural and Arts

Social/Business Networking

  • JETAANC Facebook Page – One of the main social networking nodes for alumni, this is also where many events are posted.

  • JETAANC LinkedIn Group – The main business networking node for alumni. Also main place where local job listings are posted.

  • JETAANC social media – Connect with JETAANC’s social media by clicking the social media buttons on top of our website.

  • JetWIT.com – A large online community for JET alumni, especially those involved in writing, interpreting, or translating. Also features current job opportunities.

  • Mixi – a social networking site that many Japanese in the Bay Area use.

  • Japanese-English Toastmasters (or “JETS”) – Japanese and American members meet to improve their Japanese/English speaking skills and to network.

  • Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California – a major Japanese business networking group in northern California.

  • Keizai Society – A San Francisco Bay Area-based business and professional networking organization. One of its primary purposes is to provide a venue of programs that showcase specialists with expertise on issues critical for the success of entrepreneurs and companies doing business with Japan and the U.S.

Academic Institutes

News/Media

  • BaySpo, the local weekly Japanese entertainment newspaper – hard copies in Japantown and elsewhere, online version here.

  • Ejan – another popular directory/info source for Japanese things in the Bay Area, including apartment listings.

  • Hokubei Times – another well-respected Bay Area Japanese newspaper

  • Nichibei Times – a well respected Bay Area Japanese newspaper

  • NikkeiWest – oriented toward Japanese-Americans and recent Japanese immigrants, this newspaper lists a lot of Bay Area and Japan-related news, including an Obon and summer festival schedule for the Bay Area.

  • Sports J, local weekly Japanese entertainment and sports newspaper

  • Tokyo TV – local TV channel with Japanese programming

  • KTSF – local TV channel with Japanese programming

  • TV Japan – 24-hour Japanese cable channel with programming from all major networks (majority is NHK)

  • KeyHoleTV – free streaming Japanese TV

  • crunchyroll.com – streaming videos, including many Japanese programs

  • mysoju.com – another streaming video site with many Japanese programs

  • JDorama.com – forum for Japanese drama fans

  • DAddicts.com – another forum for Asian drama fans with a lot of Japanese content

Note: These links are for informational purposes only. JETAANC does not endorse any of the entities listed. Please send any additions or corrections to communications|at|jetaanc.org

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