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
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
Eric Moulton, General Manager - The Buchanan
Lawrence Nakamura DDS, Business Owner
Kathy Nelson, Director - Kabuki Spring and Spa
J.P. Oliver, General Manager - Hotel Kabuki
Abraham Sanez, Area Manager - Ramen Yamadaya Northern California
Sim Seiki, Property Owner
Michael Sim, Property Owner

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.


JCBD Board Meeting Minutes
(Minutes are posted after approval by the JCBD Board at each monthly meeting.)

January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018