A friendly crash course in Japanese American history, culture, and community! Inspired by the real stories of the three historic Japantowns of California: San Francisco, San Jose, and Los Angeles's Little Tokyo.
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Positive (24) - 91% of the 24 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 18, 2023

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About This Game

J-Town: A Visual Novel offers an easily accessible avenue to learn more about the ins and outs of Japanese American culture. With hand-drawn art inspired by the the real world counterparts in San Francisco, San Jose, and Los Angeles, explore our J-Town in this small slice-of-life narrative adventure. Talk to the community about real world issues like gentrification, cultural appropriation, and spatial preservation. And equally as important as the problems we face, come celebrate with us as we talk about cultural identity, our history, and more!

The Plot

A corporate contractor has tasked you with infiltrating the quiet neighborhood of J-Town and finding a weakness for him to move in and open up a new store. However, as you meet the locals, they challenge you to see this community for what it really is. Residents from all walks of life come together to share what makes this place so special. Visit shops and establishments and dip your toe into the rich experiences that bring our real world Japantowns to life!

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.8GHz Dual-Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated graphics
    • Storage: 311 MB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    • OS: OS X 10.9
    • Processor: 1.8GHz Dual-Core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated graphics
    • Storage: 222 MB available space

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