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Saturday, March 28
On this walking tour, participants will see and learn about the many works of public art in Little Tokyo, from commemorative statues to spray-painted wall murals. Asian sweets—such as imagawayaki (red bean cake), dango (sweet dumplings), and mochi ice cream—will be sampled at stores along the way.

Friday, March 27–Sunday, March 29
Film festival which showcases nearly one hundred of the best short films submitted to over the past year.

Saturday, April 4
Yuko Yamaguchi, who has been Hello Kitty’s head designer since 1980, will discuss her work with the global icon. Yamaguchi is the most influential figure in Hello Kitty’s world and has guided her visual evolution. Presented as part of the Tateuchi Public Program Series

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, 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.

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

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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. home
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