Japantowns (HMZHT)

Location: San Jose, CA 95112 Santa Clara County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 20.89', W 121° 53.633'

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From the late 1800s, Japantowns began to emerge in California's port towns and agricultural areas where Japanese immigrants helped build the state's economy through fishing, farming and other businesses. By the 1930s, as many as forty Japan towns existed throughout the state. The forced evacuation of Japanese Americans during World War II, and later urban renewal in the 1960s and 1970s, greatly impacted the fate of these unique historic districts. This common landmark resides in three of the remaining Japantowns in San Francisco, San Jose, and Los Angeles. It pays tribute to the contributions of Californians of Japanese Ancestry and is dedicated to Japantowns that today exist only in memories.
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 3:36pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 597968 N 4134070
Decimal Degrees37.34816667, -121.89388333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 20.89', W 121° 53.633'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 20' 53.40" N, 121° 53' 37.98" W
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Area Code(s)408, 209, 415, 650, 916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 571 N 5th St, San Jose CA 95112, US
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