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Featured Speaker: Ann Curry
Saturday, April 13
JANM’s 2019 Gala will pay tribute to its charter members. Our vision and commitment have remained unwavering since our founding, and each new generation inspires us to further demonstrate our ongoing relevance in today’s world.

Click on the link to learn more about the Gala and how you can win a 2019 Lexus RX 350L in the Lexus Opportunity Drawing!

Saturday–Sunday, March 23–24
The Kollaboration EMPOWER Conference is an event where aspiring Asian Americans of all ages and professions gather to learn directly from some of the community’s most inspirational professionals.

Saturday, April 20
Join us for a gallery tour led by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Paul Kitagaki Jr. of his exhibition, Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit (closes April 28).

Saturday, April 20
Join Gambatte! photographer Paul Kitagaki Jr. for a book signing and reception for the release of his new book.

Saturday, April 20
On this culinary walking tour, explore the hidden corners of Little Tokyo and hear stories of the neighborhood’s past while sampling tasty dishes from its restaurants.

Saturday, June 15
In conjunction with Kaiju vs Heroes, JANM will host a day-long ticketed event. Kaiju-Con will include a vendor hall, workshops, panel discussions, and demonstrations all related to kaiju and Japanese toys. VENDOR HALL APPLICATIONS DUE MARCH 22

May 5 is celebrated annually in Japan and by Nikkei around the world as Children’s Day. Find a variety of colorful koinobori windsocks for your boys at the JANM Store! 10% discount for JANM members!

Take this online survey, part of an important global research project being conducted by The Nippon Foundation in collaboration with JANM to deepen understanding of Nikkei communities around the world. Deadline: April 15.

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Take a journey through the world of Japanese soft vinyl kaiju (monster) and hero toys, courtesy of toy designer Mark Nagata’s unrivaled collection of vintage figurines.

Gambatte! features contemporary photos taken by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Paul Kitagaki Jr. of Japanese Americans who were forcibly removed and incarcerated during WWII displayed next to images shot 75 years ago by such noted photographers as Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, and others; each pairing features the same individuals or their direct descendants as the subject matter.

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.

Art and artifacts from the Allen Hendershott Eaton Collection are traveling to sites across the United States.

Upcoming venues: Jerome Rohwer Pilgrimage (Arkansas, April 12) and Nihon Matsuri (Salt Lake City, April 27).


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