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Saturday, March 25
From the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 to the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, the United States has a long history of anti-Asian policies. Author Lon Kurashige demonstrates that despite widespread racism, Asian exclusion was not the product of an ongoing national consensus; it was a subject of fierce debate.

Saturday, March 25
Identify your ancestral Japanese hometowns, uncover the meanings behind family crests and surnames, and more in this popular genealogy workshop.

Saturday, March 25
In this yoga and meditation workshop for all levels, harness your own inner energy to prevent the body, mind, and spirit from going to waste. Next session: April 1.

Saturday, March 25
Relive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with JANM docents.

Saturday, April 1
In conjunction with the exhibition Instructions to All Persons, East West Players Theatre for Youth has developed a special play exploring the effects of the World War II incarceration.

Saturday, April 8
Learn about Japanese American history and actor/activist George Takei with crafts and activities inspired by Instructions to All Persons: Reflections on Executive Order 9066 and New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei.

Through August 11
In conjunction with the exhibition Instructions to All Persons, JANM presents Moving Day, an outdoor public art installation. The work consists of a series of projections of the Civilian Exclusion Orders that were publicly posted during World War II to inform persons of Japanese ancestry of their impending forced removal and incarceration.

Saturday, May 6
Honoring Irene Hirano Inouye (Lifetime Achievement Award), Bruce T. Kaji (Legacy Award), and Tom Ikeda (Founders’ Award). The 2017 Gala Dinner will look back at key visionary individuals that have provided support for JANM while also articulating the museum’s role in today’s complex world in which civil rights and social justice are still not equal for all.

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Presented in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066, which paved the way for the World War II incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans, this exhibition engages visitors in critical discussions of the Japanese American incarceration experience and its continuing relevance today.

This entertaining exhibition explores the life and career of pioneering actor, activist, and social media icon George Takei. By examining Takei’s diverse experiences and achievements, New Frontiers creates a portrait of a unique individual while offering an innovative means of engaging with the social history of America.

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 stories of Japanese, German, and Italian immigrants and Japanese Peruvians targeted as dangerous enemy aliens and imprisoned in the Tuna Canyon Detention Station during World War II.

This groundbreaking photographic exhibition by Kip Fulbeck and Takahiro Kitamura, exploring the artistry of traditional Japanese tattoos, travels to the Newcastle Museum in Newcastle, Australia.


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