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Saturday, July 22
Learn how to conduct research using the federal immigration and naturalization records maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Led by Marisa Louie Lee, former archivist at the National Archives at San Francisco and an avid researcher and genealogist who specializes in federal records.

Thursday, July 27
Join us for a set by Tim Russ Crew, a pop-rock band led by Star Trek actor Tim Russ, followed by a screening of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), the last of the Star Trek films to feature the entire original cast from the television series, including George Takei as Hikaru Sulu, now commander of the USS Excelsior.

Saturday, July 29
Join us for the LA premiere of this new documentary film tracing the life of noted civil rights activist Min Yasui from his childhood in the farming community of Hood River, Oregon, to his career as the first Japanese American attorney in that state and his family’s experiences during World War II. Q&A to follow with filmmaker Holly Yasui, daughter of the noted activist.

Saturday, July 29
Relive history and learn about present-day Little Tokyo with JANM docents.

Through August 11
In conjunction with the exhibition Instructions to All Persons, JANM presents Moving Day, an outdoor public art installation consisting of a series of projections of the Civilian Exclusion Orders that were publicly posted during World War II to inform persons of Japanese ancestry of their impending forced removal and incarceration.

Check out the JANM Store’s award-winning Instructions to All Persons product line! Read about how the products came to be developed.

JANM’s Discover Nikkei project is now accepting Nikkei food-related story submissions for its Itadakimasu 2! Another Taste of Nikkei Culture special series. Click icon for details and to read the stories!

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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.

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.

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 Canterbury Museum in Christchurch, New Zealand.


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