The Japantown Community Benefit District Corporation, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association overseen by a staff and Board of Directors, all of whom are property ownes or other JCBD stakeholders.

Board President
David Ishida, Regional Administrator - U.S. Administration on Aging

Board Vice President
Robert K. Sakai, Property Owner

Board Treasurer
Mary Ishisaki, Property Owner

Board Secretary
Jerry Ono, Director / Japantown Branch Manager - Union Bank

Board Members
Emily Glick, General Manager - The Buchanan
Steve Ishii, Executive Director - Kimochi Inc.
Dennis Kern, Director of Operations - San Francisco Recreation and Parks
Kimberly Kolbe, Business Owner - Shop MaruQ
Rob Malone, Off-Street Operations and CIP Manager - SFMTA
Lawrence Nakamura DDS, Business Owner
Kathy Nelson, Director - Kabuki Spring and Spa
Alex Prouty, General Manager - Hotel Kabuki
Abraham Sanez, Area Manager - Ramen Yamadaya Northern California

The JCBD Board meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, from 6:00pm. at the SF JACL, 1765 Sutter Street, San Francisco. JCBD meetings are open to the public.