San Francisco

Economic Strategies for Japantown's Cultural Preservation

12:30 p.m. | Tuesday, January 28, 2014



Photo courtesy of flickr user mescon

Japantown has been a cultural mainstay in San Francisco for decades. Recently, the city adopted an economic strategy intended to preserve and promote Japantown’s cultural heritage. Hear how this strategy, the first of its kind in the nation, can provide important lessons for other communities within San Francisco and beyond.

Bob Hamaguchi / Japantown Organizing Committee
Karen Kai / Japantown Organizing Committee 
Diana Ponce de Leon / Office of Economic and Workforce Development
Shelley Caltagirone / SF Planning Department
+ Steve Wertheim / SF Planning Department


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