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Saturday, June 8 • FREE!
Ethan is kicked out of his home because he’s gay. He returns home on a fateful Thanksgiving Day and holds his family hostage. A Q&A with the original cast and director Quentin Lee will follow the screening.

Saturday, June 15
Join us for a day-long event featuring a vendor hall, demonstration, panel discussions, screenings, and raffle related to kaiju and Japanese toys. EARLY BIRD PRICING AVAILABLE THROUGH MAY 31!

Saturday, June 15
JANM presents the quintessential sci-fi classic, Mothra vs. Godzilla, shown in Japanese with English subtitles. Watch Mothra battle the king of all monsters while mysterious twin girls hold the secret to controlling the destructive powers of the radioactive moth.

Saturday, June 29
Join JANM’s Collection Manager Kristen Hayashi and Densho Content Director Brian Niiya as they discuss aspects of the immediate post-incarceration period, regarded as “worse than camp” by many Nikkei.

Saturday, June 29
Celebrate Tanabata by painting your own kokeshi doll versions of the star-crossed lovers Orihime and Hikoboshi in a workshop led by renowned artist Mari Inukai.

Saturday, June 29
Relive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with JANM docents.

Find a unique, meaningful gift for your dad and granddads at the JANM Store! We recommend placing your order by June 6 to allow enough time for delivery. 10% discount for JANM members!

Who is your Nikkei hero(es)? Share their story and how they have inspired you or made an impact in your connection to your cultural heritage or identity. DEADLINE: September 30. Click icon for submission guidelines and to read stories already submitted.

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Take a journey through the world of Japanese soft vinyl kaiju (monster) and hero toys, courtesy of toy designer Mark Nagata’s unrivaled collection of vintage figurines.

At First Light is a multi-media exhibition that explores and celebrates the emergence of a politically defined Asian Pacific American consciousness and identity. It chronicles the transformation of the un-American categorization of “Oriental” to the political identity of “Asian Pacific American” that rejected racist stereotypes, stood up for human rights, recovered lost histories, and created new cultural expressions.

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.

These popular photographic exhibitions—Perseverance, which explores the artistry of traditional Japanese tattoos, and Tatau, which looks at the role of tattoos in Samoan culture—are traveling to the Immigration Museum in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.


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