East Asia in the San Francisco Bay Area



The Asia Foundation
The Asia Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to the development of a peaceful, prosperous, and open Asia-Pacific region. The Foundation supports programs in Asia that help improve governance and law, economic reform and development, women's participation, and international relations.

The Asia Society of Northern California
The Asia Society in Northern California strives to offer fresh perspectives on the forces and issues that are shaping Asia's relations with California, Silicon Valley and the rest of the world. Through lectures, panel discussions, exhibitions, conferences, cultural events and country briefings, the Northern California Regional Center presents the uniqueness and diversity of Asia to the Bay Area community.

California Asia Business Council
The California Asia Business Council helps California firms of all sizes develop or expand their commercial ties with the economies of Southeast Asia and China.

The Japan Society of Northern California
The Japan Society of Northern California is a West Coast forum dedicated to building awareness, fostering understanding, strengthening cooperation, and facilitating cross-cultural communication between Americans and the peoples of Japan and the Pacific.

The Pacific Council on International Policy
The Pacific Council is the western partner of Council of Foreign Relations. The Pacific Council facilitates an ongoing dialogue among leaders from business, government, the media, labor, non-governmental organizations, education, law, and science and technology to exchange ideas and develop policy recommendations on economic, social and political issues with important regional and international implications.

The World Affairs Council
The World Affairs Council hosts more than 200 events every year featuring leading political and business leaders, academics, journalists, and artists. Council events are a unique opportunity to engage in candid discussions with people who are shaping the world. Most events are open to the general public.

Arts and Culture

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art, with hopes of exposing a diverse audience to the unique material, aesthetic, and intellectual achievements of Asian art and culture.

Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco
The Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco is a community-based, non-profit organization established in 1965 to foster the understanding and appreciation of Chinese and Chinese-American art, history, and culture in the United States.

Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California
The JCCCNC strives to meet the evolving needs of the Japanese-American community by offering diverse programs, services and facilities.

CAAM: Center for Asian American Media
CAAM presents stories that convey the richness and diversity of the Asian Pacific American experience to a broad audience possible by funding, producing, distributing and exhibiting various media.


Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco
The Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco serves Northern and Central California and Nevada. The Japan Information Center (JIC) at the Consulate provides a wide array of information about Japan, educational services and programs to the public.

Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in San Francisco
The Chinese Consulate General in San Francisco serves Northern California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska.

Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in San Francisco
The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in San Francisco serves Northern California, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah. The Consulate in San Francisco provides various information services about the Republic of Korea.

Representative Offices

Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office
The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office is a part of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. The office works to enhance the understanding of HK's free trade policy and its unique advantages as the gateway to China. The HK Economic and Trade Office serves 19 states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO)
The TECO office in San Francisco is one of a dozen offices representing the interests of the Republic of China on Taiwan in the United States. The San Francisco office serves Alaska, Northern California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Stanford University Programs

Asia-Pacific Research Center
The Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) is a Stanford venue where faculty and students, visiting scholars, and distinguished business and government leaders meet and exchange views on contemporary Asia and U.S. involvement in the region.

Center for East Asian Studies
The Center for East Asian Studies, on the campus of Stanford University, has a general purpose to encourage and support instructional, research, and special activities in the university related to China, Korea, and Japan.