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Saturday, May 27
Created by Richard Allen and Eliot John Hagen and developed with the assistance of Koji Steven Sakai and Tim Southam, Nisei is a new TV pilot that follows Kenji Takagi, veteran of the WWII 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and his family after they’re released from the Tule Lake concentration camp in 1946.

Saturday, May 27
Relive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with JANM docents.

Saturday, May 27
FREE! The Nikkei Genealogical Society promotes, encourages, and shares Nikkei genealogy through education, research, and networking.

Saturday, June 3
Join us for a screening of this documentary celebrating the patriotic legacy of the Japanese American soldiers of WWII, followed by a panel discussion moderated by director and producer David Ono, co-anchor of ABC7 Eyewitness News.

Saturday, June 3
Join us for a screening of this documentary celebrating the patriotic legacy of the Japanese American soldiers of WWII, followed by a panel discussion moderated by director and producer David Ono, co-anchor of ABC7 Eyewitness News.

Thursday, June 8
FREE
On June 8, 1972, 21-year-old AP Photographer Nick Ut captured one of the most iconic images of the 20th century: a crying Vietnamese girl fleeing after a napalm bomb attack. Ut won the Pulitzer Prize for that shot and went on to take tens of thousands more in a career that spanned over 50 years. Join ABC7 Eyewitness News anchor David Ono for an intimate talk with the now-retired Ut about his life and career beyond ”the napalm girl.“

Thursday, June 15
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.

During the run of Moving Day, JANM and several community partners will present a series of dialogues and events grappling with the legacy of the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans. This program will be presented by Little Tokyo Historical Society.

JANM’s Discover Nikkei project is now accepting Nikkei food-related story submissions for its Itadakimasu 2! Another Taste of Nikkei Culture special series. Click icon for details.



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Exhibitions


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.

This exhibition of photos taken during Susumu “Sus” Ito’s WWII tour of duty as a member of the 442nd RCT’s 522nd Field Artillery Battalion travels to the Gordon Hall Transit Gallery at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA.

This groundbreaking photographic exhibition by Kip Fulbeck and Takahiro Kitamura, exploring the artistry of traditional Japanese tattoos, travels to the Canterbury Museum in Christchurch, New Zealand.

 



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