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Sunday, October 4
Identify your ancestral Japanese hometowns, uncover the meanings behind family crests and surnames, and more in this popular genealogy workshop.

Saturday, October 10
Join us for a day of food and fun with a green/sustainability theme!

Saturday, October 10
Award-winning children’s book author Allen Say discusses and signs his new graphic novel, which tells the story of his own coming-of-age at a military academy and his discovery of what it means to be American.

Saturday, October 10
Celebrate the opening of the exhibition with curator Eric Nakamura and GRB4 artists. DJ music provided by Dublab, performance by Daedelus, food, no-host bar, and more!

Saturday, October 17
Sylvie and Herve Claudon have done extensive research into the WWII liberation of their native Vosges Mountain region in France, paying particular attention to the contributions of the Nisei soldiers. They will share their findings in this unique lecture.

The next CicLAvia is Sunday, October 18. The route will pass directly in front of JANM. Related street closures may impact local traffic and access to nearby parking.

The new Museum Store Gift Catalog is here! View the items online, including many new gifts, books, and DVDs.

In celebration of Discover Nikkei’s 10th anniversary, a new question is being posted each month to encourage its international community to share and connect about themselves and their communities. Read responses from Nikkei and others around the world and share your own comments!

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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

Giant Robot Biennale 4 continues to celebrate Giant Robot’s influential brand of alternative Asian American pop culture.

The fourth edition of this exhibition series, produced in collaboration with founder Eric Nakamura, will examine the evolution of the Giant Robot aesthetic from its humble origins in drawing to its many celebrated manifestations in painting, installation, muralism, and photography.

This groundbreaking photographic exhibition by Kip Fulbeck and Takahiro Kitamura, exploring the artistry of traditional Japanese tattoos, is currently on display at 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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