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Saturday, March 7
Based on the true story of a Canadian woman who managed to keep a collection of traditional Japanese dolls safe with her throughout the WWII incarceration process.

Sunday, March 8
An annual conference commemorating the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated Northern Japan. The daylong program will include a memorial program, an interfaith service, a screening of the documentary film Live Your Dreams: the Taylor Anderson Story, and a panel discussion on the state of Tohoku today.

Saturday, March 14
Spring is here! Welcome the new season by recycling old things into new ones. Free crafts, origami, workshops, magic, and drumming!

Thursday, March 19
FREE! A hilarious and heartwarming story of cultural identity, generational conflict, and finding home in a new country.

Saturday, March 21
Forum addressing the devastating and ongoing effects of atomic weapons on the people of Japan and the world. A range of internationally recognized speakers will discuss the legacy of the nuclear age and present video interviews with hibakusha (atomic bomb survivors).

Saturday, March 28
On this walking tour, participants will see and learn about the many works of public art in Little Tokyo, from commemorative statues to spray-painted wall murals. Asian sweets—such as imagawayaki (red bean cake), dango (sweet dumplings), and mochi ice cream—will be sampled at stores along the way.

Saturday, March 28
Additional Space Now Available!
Start your visit to Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty before museum hours and then create your own Hello Kitty–inspired artwork.

Come work at JANM! Check the Job Listings page for current open positions.

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

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 Asian Arts Gallery at Towson University in Towson, MD.

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