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A center to preserve the heritage and perpetuate the Japanese-American cultural experience.

WELCOME from the Chairperson Of The Board

The Venice Japanese Community Center was established almost a hundred years ago to preserve, share and promote Japanese and Japanese American culture. The Center is available to everyone in the community to participate in the various classes, clubs and events offered at the Center. There are classes in Japanese language, music, martial arts and cultural arts, as well as activities of general interest such as dance, sports, exercise and personal well-being.


There are classes and programs available to all ages. Whether it is sports or martial arts for children after school and on weekends, or senior adult programs during the week, we try to offer a variety of activities and events that meet the needs of our community.


I welcome you to browse our website or stop by the Community Center to see if there are classes of interest to you. We are a non-profit volunteer organization. We greatly value and appreciate your contributions and continued support.

Wesley T. Shimoda

VJCC Chairperson of the Board

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