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Saturday, August 30
Historian Jasmine Alinder will give a lecture on photography and the WWII incarceration that will feature the work of Bill Manbo, placing his rare color photos in context of work by Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake, and Carl Iwasaki.

Saturday, September 6
Scott Akasaki (Dodgers’ Director of Team Travel), will engage former team manager and Hall-of-Famer Tommy Lasorda in an intimate discussion of Lasorda’s role as a baseball ambassador to Japan and other countries. Check link for pricing & tickets.

Tuesday, September 9
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of this beloved film, featuring Pat Morita as the impeccable Mr. Miyagi. Screening will be followed by Q&A with special guests. Check link for tickets.

Saturday, September 13
Take a stroll through Little Tokyo and sample the many different varieties of sushi available.

Saturday, September 20
City Girls examines the clubs and activities through which young Japanese American women in Los Angeles forged friendships, socialized with young men, engaged in community service, and claimed modern femininity.

Come work at JANM! Check the Job Listings page for current open positions, including new positions posted for F/T Database Specialist and P/T temp positions for the upcoming Hello Kitty exhibition (deadline: September 16).

What’s in a name? JANM’s Discover Nikkei project invites you to explore the meanings, origins, and the untold stories behind personal Nikkei names. Share the story behind your own name with our global audience!

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Explore the artistry of traditional Japanese tattoos in this groundbreaking photographic exhibition by Kip Fulbeck and Takahiro Kitamura.

The Dodgers’ history transcends the game of baseball. Come explore the role they’ve played in civil rights, community building, and globalization of the game through the stories of Jackie Robinson, Fernando Valenzuela, Hideo Nomo, Chan Ho Park, Tommy Lasorda, Walter O’Malley, and Peter O’Malley.

Rare Kodachrome photographs taken by Bill Manbo during his incarceration at the Heart Mountain concentration camp shatter preconceptions about this episode of injustice by showing it to us in vivid and beautiful color.

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

JANM will present a first-of-its-kind exhibition in honor of the 40th anniversary of Hello Kitty. home
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