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JANM will be closed to members and the general public October 30–November 2 for Hello Kitty Con 2014. For information about this event, visit

Saturday, November 8
Join us for kid-friendly activities that will revolve around giving thanks to veterans, family, and friends.

November 14–15
Okaeri is a day of educational and storytelling workshops for LGBTQ members of the Nikkei community and their friends, family, and allies. All are welcome to come and share support and resources as we work to build an inclusive Nikkei community.

Thursday, November 20
Sanrio’s “small gift, big smile” philosophy is rooted in founder Shintaro Tsuji’s goal of encouraging positive relationships through small gifts. Join Sanrio representatives for a discussion of this philosophy and its role in Hello Kitty’s enduring appeal.

Check link for pricing and to purchase tickets.


What’s in a name? JANM’s Discover Nikkei project invites you to explore the meanings, origins, and the untold stories behind personal Nikkei names. Share the story behind your own name with our global audience!

Come work at JANM! Check the Job Listings page for current open positions.

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JANM presents a first-of-its-kind exhibition in honor of the 40th anniversary of Hello Kitty.

An overview of Japanese American history from early immigration to the present day. Incorporates artifacts, artwork, and media—including rare home movies and a section of the barracks from the Heart Mountain concentration camp

The popular exhibition about Hapa identity, featuring portraits by award-winning filmmaker and artist Kip Fulbeck, travels to the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre in Burnaby, BC, Canada.

Remembrance Project - Share your story on the Museum's online initiative about the Japanese American World War II experience. home
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