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JANM will temporarily close to the public from March 14 to March 31. In addition, all public programs, rentals, and tours have been cancelled through the end of April. The 2020 Gala will now be a virtual gala with an online program, auction, and Bid for Education.

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Updated 3/13/20

The 2020 Gala will now be a virtual gala with an online program, auction, and Bid for Education. We invite you and your family and friends to join us online on April 18, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. (PDT). We will be posting updates as more details are confirmed.

Wednesday, April 15
Connect with others during this time of “social isolation” and write a letter to an elder in your life. Gather with us in the comfort of your own home to share tea and conversation and write letters—with plenty of prompts provided by traci kato-kiriyama. We will read aloud some letters on the theme from JANM’s permanent collection before diving into our own writing.

The JANM Store is also closed through March 31, but you can still order online at 10% discount for JANM members!

While we’re all at home social-distancing, why not take this time to learn some new comfort food recipes? On the JANM blog, we shared a recipe from a 1943 issue of the Topaz Saturday Times from Mrs. J Yanagizawa of 14-1-A.

Nikkei Uncovered is a monthly poetry column curated by traci kato-kiriyama, published every 3rd Thursday on JANM’s Discover Nikkei website. In this time of social distancing, traci writes about this month’s Denver-based poets Courtney Ozaki and Margaret Ozaki Graves: their pieces speak to the solace we can find in moments of quiet, solitude, and reflection—and that the resilience before us or inside of us is ever present if we’re paying attention.



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