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Wednesday, September 9
An underappreciated gem that premiered to strong reviews at the Sundance Film Festival, The Motel is the heartwarming story of an Asian American boy coming of age.

Saturday, September 12
Inspired by the decoden accessories of Harajuku, Chrissa Sparkles and Jon Brence (KawaiiGuy) show you how to turn your childhood toys into fabulous fashionable accessories.

Saturday, September 12
During WWII, 21 Nisei soldiers were dishonorably discharged from the US Army and imprisoned for speaking out against discrimination. Learn about their stories and their appeal at the Pentagon 39 years later.

Saturday, September 12
Identify your ancestral Japanese hometowns, uncover the meanings behind family crests and surnames, and more in this popular genealogy workshop.

Friday, September 18 and Saturday, September 19
Grammy-winning Chicano rock band Quetzal and internationally acclaimed TAIKOPROJECT join forces for two full-evening concerts.

Saturday, September 19
Meet the shop owners and hear the stories of Little Tokyo’s past while sampling Asian foods like pounded rice and lotus root.

Saturday, September 19
Mystery writer Naomi Hirahara and poet Amy Uyematsu will collaborate in a reading of their latest books and a discussion of how they&rsquove incorporated their Japanese American backgrounds into their work.

Share your favorite Nikkei family stories on JANM’s Discover Nikkei site—legends and contemporary tales, ways in which your family has influenced who you are, and stories that allow us to understand your perspectives on what family is…and can be. Submission deadline: September 30.

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Paintings by Laura Kina and photographs by Emily Hanako Momohara explore the artists’ mixed-heritage roots in Okinawa and Hawai‘i, employing unique strategies that blend fiction and reality to question the stability of memory and identity.

Susumu “Sus” Ito’s WWII photographs were taken while on a tour of duty through Europe as a member of the 442nd RCT’s 522nd Field Artillery Battalion. While Ito participated in such dramatic events as the rescue of the Lost Battalion, these rare and breathtaking images capture in humble detail the daily lives of a group of young Japanese American soldiers.

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

This groundbreaking photographic exhibition by Kip Fulbeck and Takahiro Kitamura, exploring the artistry of traditional Japanese tattoos, travels to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, VA.

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