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Wednesday, April 8
Screening of the 1986 cult classic, this action-adventures film set in San Francisco’s Chinatown stars Kurt Russell. Q&A with actors George Cheung, Peter Kwong, Al Leong, Gerald Okamura, James Hong, Jeff Imada, and James Lew to follow screening.

Saturday, April 11
Identify your ancestral Japanese hometowns, uncover the meanings behind family crests and surnames, and more in this popular genealogy workshop.

Saturday, April 18
Join Hello! curators Jamie Rivadeneira and Christine Yano for a lively discussion of Hello Kitty and her place in Japan’s kawaii (cute) culture.

Saturday, May 2
Join us as we honor George Takei and celebrate over 30 years of sharing the Japanese American experience to enlighten people of all backgrounds about democracy, civil liberties, and social justice.

Saturday, May 9
Join us as we honor Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and Mother’s Day.

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



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Exhibitions


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.

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