Mission Statement:

  • To preserve the Japanese culture, and above all,
  • To promote the Japanese American experience with education, events, and activities for our community.

The SFV Japanese American Community Center


On January 27, 2012, we named the Nikkei Pioneer Building hall the Dr. Sanbo Sakaguchi Hall to recognize a lifetime member that represents leadership and compassion through his service to the community as a healer by day and volunteering after hours helping SFV Judo Dojo and Bishop Alemany High School football. Dr. Sakaguchi’s world was balanced with music, sport fishing, and more.

As you know, the temperature in the valley can reach 110 degrees. These days, SFVJACC members enjoy a healthier temperature during Senior Hot Meal on Tuesdays and Fridays, or when they check out a book from the Japanese and English collection in the conference room library. It’s heavenly!

We are immensely grateful to our many volunteers who take care of the Center and one another. Whether you are interested in traditional Japanese cultural classes or modern team building activities that are inter-generational, you will find your place here. Thank you to the organizations and clubs for making SFVJACC our home away from home. 


12953 Branford Street, Pacoima CA 91331
(818) 899-1989  |  service@sfvjacc.com

Upcoming Events & Important Notices

2015 JACL High School & College Scholarships

The Dr. Bo and Mrs. Ikuyo Sakaguchi Scholarship supports outstanding entering college freshmen with interests in social justice and civil rights. Generously funded by Dr. and Mrs. Sakaguchi, two long-time supporters of the Japanese American community, the award is administered by the SFV chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL). The JACL the nation’s oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization. SCHOLARSHIPS PAGE

2015 San Fernando Pee Wee Basketball Clinic

Saturdays {July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1)
Registration 10:00 a.m. • Clinic 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

SFV Japanese Community Center
12953 Branford Street, Pacoima, CA 91331

For Boys and Girls, 4 through 7, ready to learn the basics and meet new friends! 4 Saturdays of fun! (8-year-olcls who have never played before also welcome)

Registration due 6/1/15. REGISTRATION INFORMATION

SFV Queen 2015 Application

SFV is looking for candidates to be SFV Queen 2015 in the 75th Annual Nisei Week Coronation. Candidates will have the opportunity to work with Queen’s committee members to improve on their public speaking, time management, and other important skills. If you are, or know an amazing young woman who may be interested. Deadline is March 14, 2015. INFORMATION

Important Notice: Taiko Classes

Attention all! We are trying to bring Taiko classes to the community center, but we need your support to do this! Please take a look at the flyer by clicking the link below, then like our facebook page at facebook.com/sfvtaiko. For more information, email us at sfv.taiko@gmail.com.