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Calendar of Events — April 2020

All programs are free for JANM members and included with admission for non-members, unless otherwise noted. Events are subject to change.

Reservations are recommended for most programs; you may use the links below. You may also RSVP by emailing or calling 213.625.0414 at least 48 hours in advance. Please indicate the name, date, and time of the program, as well as your name and the number of people in your party.

For all ticketed events (classes, workshops, food tours, etc.), pre-payment is required to hold your space. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or no refund will be issued.

Sunday, April 5, 2020
11:30 AM

Common Ground Exhibition Tour in Japanese




In conjunction with the exhibition Common Ground: The Heart of Community
Saturday, April 11, 2020
2:00 PM—4:00 PM

Premiere Screening of Paper Chase: Japanese American History Through the Lens of Vernacular Newspaper



Join us for the premiere showing of Zentoku Foundation’s documentary, Paper Chase: Japanese American History Through the Lens of Vernacular Newspapers. Through archival photographs, historic footage, and on-camera interviews, Paper Chase chronicles the history of Japanese in America as reported in real-time by community newspapers, including The Rafu Shimpo, Hokubei Mainichi, Pacific Citizen, Nichibei Weekly, Nichibei Times, and Hawaii Herald.

This special event is co-presented by Zentoku Foundation and JANM and will include insights from those associated with the making of the documentary.

Ticket cost is Pay-What-You-Can at the door (suggested $5 minimum per person). Reservations are required. Please email to reserve your seats.

In the Tateuchi Democracy Forum

Saturday, April 18, 2020

2020 Gala Dinner and Silent Auction—Our Stories in Action



InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown

The 2020 Gala Dinner will highlight the significance of JANM’s collections, underlining how artifacts entrusted to our care in perpetuity are being made accessible to new audiences—breathing life into them once again for rediscovery and relevance in our current time.

For more information about the Gala, sponsorship opportunities, and the 2020 Lexus Opportunity Drawing, visit



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