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On the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066, please support the Japanese American National Museum with a donation so that we can carry on our crucial work of educating the public about what happened during WWII and its ongoing legacy. Help us continue to present exhibitions, public programs, and school tours, and provide a space for meaningful dialogue about what it means to be an American…for all Americans.

February 24–26
Come be a part of the audience as some of the nation’s most exciting Asian and Pacific Islander American comedians take the stage in this new series of one-hour standup comedy performances filmed in front of live audiences.

Saturday, February 25
The Great Unknown is a collection of biographical portraits of extraordinary but unheralded figures in Japanese American history. Join author and historian Greg Robinson for a discussion of the book and its origins.

Saturday, February 25
Relive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with JANM docents.

Saturday, March 4
In honor of Women’s History Month and in conjunction with Only the Oaks Remain, JANM presents a special panel discussion highlighting the stories of women who were left behind as their husbands and fathers were imprisoned at Tuna Canyon.

Saturday, March 4
Make a Hinamatsuri (Girl’s Day) greeting card for your friends and family.

Saturday, March 11
In this yoga and meditation workshop for all levels, harness your own inner energy to prevent the body, mind, and spirit from going to waste. Next session: March 25.

Check out the JANM Store’s Hinamatsuri Collection for Girl’s Day gifts. Current JANM members get 10% discount.

The third post in Discover Nikkei’s monthly poetry column features poetry around the theme of “Homeland” by Suma Yagi and Toshi Washizu.



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Exhibitions


Presented in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066, which paved the way for the World War II incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans, this exhibition engages visitors in critical discussions of the Japanese American incarceration experience and its continuing relevance today.

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.

The stories of Japanese, German, and Italian immigrants and Japanese Peruvians targeted as dangerous enemy aliens and imprisoned in the Tuna Canyon Detention Station during World War II.

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.

This groundbreaking photographic exhibition by Kip Fulbeck and Takahiro Kitamura, exploring the artistry of traditional Japanese tattoos, travels to the Newcastle Museum in Newcastle, Australia.

 



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