Japanese American National Museum
Events Calendar

Series: Partnerships & Collaborations

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

Reservations are recommended for most programs (RSVPs not needed for Family Festivals). Some programs may have separate reservation contacts. Please check program description. Please RSVP at least 48 hours in advance by emailing or calling 213.625.0414. Please indicate the name, date, and time of the program, as well as your name and the total in your party.

For all classes, workshops, and food tours, pre-payment is required to hold your space. Please call 213.625.0414 or purchase tickets online using the links below. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or no refund will be issued.


Saturday, August 8, 2015
2:00 PM

Compassion and Charity—and Chocolates: The Nisei Soldier Contribution to Rebuilding Japan


Early August marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and the beginning of the Allied occupation of Japan. This panel discussion will focus on the role of the mostly-Nisei branch of the Military Intelligence Service (MIS) in the rebuilding of Japan after the war.

MIS veterans will discuss the duties of the Nisei soldiers and how their acts of kindness and charity toward the Japanese people helped to heal the country and turn it into a strong ally for the United States. Kristine Dennehy, PhD, Professor of History at California State University, Fullerton, and a specialist in postwar Japanese history.

Free with museum admission. RSVPs are recommended using the link below.

Presented with the Go For Broke National Education Center.

Photo courtesy of Bonnie and Ken Kasamatsu and the US Army Signal Corps.

Saturday, August 29, 2015
9:00 AM—7:00 PM

Kollaboration EMPOWER Conference

At the EMPOWER Conference, young Asian Pacific Islander professionals from all over the country are invited to learn directly from some of the community’s most inspirational leaders. Attendees will be able to explore a variety of creative career paths and industries, as well as best practices to apply toward making their dreams a reality.

The conference will include keynote speeches, panel discussions, mentoring sessions, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities. This unique experience is aimed at bridging communities, generations, industries, and innovative minds.

visit to register and for more details.

Saturday, August 29, 2015
8:30 PM—10:00 PM

Disoriented Comedy at the Comedy Comedy Festival

The first-ever (mostly) female Asian American standup comedy tour presents an evening of live standup and special guest performers.

Visit for more details and to purchase tickets.

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