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Saturday, September 20
City Girls examines the clubs and activities through which young Japanese American women in Los Angeles forged friendships, socialized with young men, engaged in community service, and claimed modern femininity.

Saturday, September 20
Identify your ancestral Japanese hometown and uncover the meaning behind family crests and surnames.

Saturday-Sunday, September 27-28
Learn to fold, tie, and dye a mandala design on silk with Shibori Girl.

Saturday, September 27
Nisei attorney and activist Minoru Yasui was a tireless civil rights worker who fought key legislative battles, first in the struggle against World War II incarceration and later during the campaign for redress.

This presentation and panel discussion will feature Yasui’s colleague, attorney Peggy Nagae; his youngest daughter, Holly Yasui; and documentary filmmaker Janice Tanaka.

Come work at JANM! Check the Job Listings page for current open positions, including new positions posted for F/T Database Specialist and P/T temp positions for the upcoming Hello Kitty exhibition (deadline: September 16).

What’s in a name? JANM’s Discover Nikkei project invites you to explore the meanings, origins, and the untold stories behind personal Nikkei names. Share the story behind your own name with our global audience!

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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

JANM will present a first-of-its-kind exhibition in honor of the 40th anniversary of Hello Kitty.

The popular exhibition about Hapa identity, featuring portraits by award-winning filmmaker and artist Kip Fulbeck, travels to the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre in Burnaby, BC, Canada.

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