Rich Wada

  • CANE Archive Project

    CANE Archive Project


    APICC is proud to fiscally sponsor the CANE 50th Anniversary event and Archive Project aka the CANE Archive Project.

    Donations to the CANE Archive Project can be made on this page through APICC as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 

    The Committee Against Nihonmachi Eviction (CANE) formed in 1973 to fight the San  Francisco Redevelopment Agency’s (RDA) plan to  transform Japantown into a tourist trap by destroying the historic community, evicting its residents and shutting down small businesses.  

    A grassroots uprising arose in opposition to RDA’s plans, fueled by the Japantown residents and small businesses' stand of “We Won’t Move!”  This stand and determination to fight inspired students and the broader Japanese American community to join CANE and engendered broad City-wide support. CANE was a multi-generational, multi-racial organization composed of Japantown residents and small businesses and the broader Japanese American community.

    The CANE 50th Anniversary Planning Committee formed in January 2021, to organize the 50th Anniversary event in 2023; publish the CANE Story from the perspective of those involved; and to collect and archive CANE documents and memorabilia.

    Your donation will support the CANE 50th Anniversary Planning Committee to fulfill these goals.

    *For check donations, please write checks to 'Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center' with 'CANE Archive Project' in the memo. Please include a return mailing address or email address to send the donation acknowledgement to.

    Send checks to the address below:

    934 Brannan Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103

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