Japanese American National Museum
Events Calendar

Series: Partnerships & Collaborations

All programs are free for JANM members and free 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. (RSVPs are not accepted for Family Festivals). 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.


Saturday, August 27, 2016
2:00 PM

Introduction to Go For Broke


In 2015, Go For Broke National Education Center (GFBNEC) relocated its offices to JANM’s Historic Building (the former Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple). As part of a grand celebration on May 28, the organization unveiled its groundbreaking new interactive exhibition, The Defining Courage Experience.

Join Mitch Maki, Interim President of GFBNEC, for a viewing of Defining Courage and a discussion of the organization’s new facilities, the relevance of the temple and its history to GFBNEC’s mission, and plans for the future.

Free with JANM or GFBNEC admission. RSVPs are recommended using the link below.

Saturday, September 17, 2016
11:00 AM—5:00 PM

Los Angeles Iced Tea Fesival


Sample refreshing iced teas and enjoy educational seminars and live entertainment at this unique festival.

Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

Presented by Chado Tea Room.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Okaeri 2016: A Nikkei LGBTQ Gathering


Friday, October 14 – Saturday, October 15

Okaeri returns to JANM with workshops, networking, and social gatherings for LGBTQ members of the Nikkei community and their families, friends, and allies. All are welcome to come and share support and resources as we continue to build an inclusive Nikkei community.

Please check back for registration information.

Read an interview with Okaeri lead organizer Marsha Aizumi >>
Saturday, October 22, 2016
1:00 PM—3:00 PM

Nikkei Genealogical Society General Meeting



The Nikkei Genealogical Society (NikkeiGen) promotes, encourages, and shares Nikkei genealogy through education, research, and networking. NikkeiGen’s general meetings are open to anyone who is interested in researching their family trees, learning more about their Japanese roots and heritage, and participating in group discussions and networking. Meetings occur approximately once a month from January to October, with the location alternating between JANM and the Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS) in Burbank. Meetings are always free, but RSVP is required.

To RSVP or for more information, email or visit the Facebook page at Limited to 35 participants.

Saturday, October 22, 2016
2:00 PM

Remember, Educate, and Inspire: Learning from Our Past to Improve Our Future


This lecture will explore the lessons learned from the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. Presented by Go For Broke National Education Center.

Free with JANM or GFBNEC admission. RSVPs are recommended using the link below.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
7:30 PM

East West Players: A Writers' Gallery Reading


East West Players will stage a reading of a new play by an Asian American writer. Please check back for more details.

This program is free, but RSVPs are recommended using the link below.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Kollaboration EMPOWER Conference


Friday, November 11 – Saturday, November 12

APIAs of all ages and professions are invited to network and learn directly from the community’s most inspirational creative professionals.

Visit for details.

Saturday, November 19, 2016
10:00 AM—5:00 PM

National Conversation on Immigration: Barriers and Access


On the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights, the National Archives is hosting a series of conversations across the country to explore the complex issues around human and civil rights in the modern era. JANM is proud to host this free daylong conversation on immigration.

Visit for more information and to register.

Presented in part by AT&T, Ford Foundation, Seedlings Foundation, Toyota, and the National Archives Foundation.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

6th Annual LA International Tea Festival


Saturday, December 3–Sunday, December 4

Exhibitors will offer tastings, talks, and presentations celebrating worldwide tea culture. Proceeds support JANM.

Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

Presented by Chado Tea Room.

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