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Saturday, August 19
FREE
Join us for our annual summer celebration featuring Japanese and Japanese American musical performances, crafts, and activities—taiko, martial arts demonstrations, happi coat photo booth, saataa andaagii samples, reptile petting zoo, bon odori, origami, crafts, and more!

Wednesday, August 30
FREE
In this classic tale of love, laughs, and the American Dream, Sami Malik travels from India to the US. When his prospects fall through, he takes a low-paying job and embarks on a scheme to convince his sweetheart that he’s more successful than he really is. Join us for a special screening of the film followed by a panel discussion with director Lena Khan, actor Danny Pudi, and others, moderated by KTTV Fox 11 anchor Susan Hirasuna.

Wednesday, September 6
JANM members and donors in the New York metro area are invited to hear from new President and CEO Ann Burroughs.

Sunday, September 17
FREE ALL DAY! Join us for the opening of Transpacific Borderlands: The Art of Japanese Diaspora in Lima, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and São Paulo, which will feature a panel discussion with international artists and more.

Check out the JANM Store’s award-winning Instructions to All Persons product line! Read about how the products came to be developed.

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


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.

Transpacific Borderlands will examine the experiences of artists of Japanese ancestry born, raised, or living in either Latin America or predominantly Latin American neighborhoods of Southern California. By looking at the work of Japanese Latin American artists, the exhibition will show how ethnic communities, racial mixing, and the concepts of homeland and cosmopolitanism inform the creativity and aesthetics of this hybrid culture. Part of the Getty-led initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.

 



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