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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Fulfilling the Promise of America: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988

2008 Gala Dinner & Silent Auction
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel

When President Ronald Reagan signed the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 into law on August 10, 1988, providing an official apology and reparations to thousands of Japanese Americans unconstitutionally forced to leave their homes by their own government during World War II, it meant more than just vindication for those whose rights were violated. It represented a triumph of American democracy, a coming together of diverse groups and individuals, political organizations and elected officials, who supported this cause simply because it was the right thing to do.

The Japanese American National Museum's 2008 Annual Gala Dinner will recognize some of the key players who helped to turn what was considered an impossible dream into the law of the land and why it is so important for all Americans today.

Visit the Annual Dinner page for more information >>

Saturday, November 3, 2007
6:00 PM—10:00 PM

Giant Robot Biennale: 50 issues - Opening Reception

Join us in celebrating the opening of Giant Robot Biennale: 50 Issues.

Featuring appearances by:

  • I & I Sound System
    featuring Aurelito and Shakespeare
  • Scrabbel
  • DJ Dumlao
  • Pika Pika

  • and more...

Museum admission is FREE. RSVP for Reception at 213.625.0414 ext. 2222.

In conjunction with the exhibition Giant Robot Biennale: 50 Issues
Sunday, June 17, 2007
12:00 PM

Celebrate Father's Day with a BBQ Party on the Plaza!

Celebrate Father's Day at the exhibition opening of Landscaping America: Beyond the Japanese Garden

Join us for a relaxing afternoon
-Live Entertainment by Gary Fukushima Jazz Quartet
-Food Vendors
-Members-only Raffle Drawing (winners must be present)
-Exhibition Activities-Terrace Garden display, Guide-by-Cell audio tour, in-gallery activity, and screening of Mamo's Weeds (exclusive film short by the National Museum's Frank H. Watase Media Arts Center)

FREE admission for National Museum members. Museum exhibitions and Museum Store open from 11:00 AM-5:00 PM. For information call 213.625.0414.

In conjunction with the exhibition Landscaping America: Beyond the Japanese Garden
Saturday, April 14, 2007

2007 Annual Gala Dinner and Silent Auction

U.S.-Japan Relations: Celebrating People-to-People Connections
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel
Los Angeles, California

5:30 PM - Silent Auction and Reception
7:00 PM - Dinner and Program

The bilateral relationship shared by the United States and Japan has been viewed historically by both nations as their most important, and the Japanese American National Museum is honored to recognize a select group of organizations whose significant contributions have furthered U.S.-Japan relations. By developing and supporting innovative programs and projects, these organizations have built people-to-people connections between Japanese, Japanese Americans and all people -- with impact today and long into the future.

Enter to win a new Lexus GS 450h Hybrid by April 9! Enter the 2007 Lexus Opportunity Drawing, sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.

For more information, click here, or contact the Development Office at 213.625.0414.

Monday, July 24, 2006

15th Annual National Invitational Golf Tournament


National Invitational Golf Tournament at the Wilshire Country Club, Los Angeles, California.

For more information, please contact Special Events at 213.830.5688 or

Friday, July 21, 2006

A New Perspective on U.S.-Japan Relations: The Japanese American and Japanese Partnership


The Japanese American National Museum has increasingly explored the relationship between Japanese Americans and Japan. While the bilateral relationship between the U.S. and Japan is considered among the most important in the world, the connection between Japanese and Japanese Americans is more complex and perhaps atypical to that of other Americans with the people and land of their ancestry.

While World War II played a significant role in severing ties, today more than 60 years later, the National Museum is working on programs and networks to develop relationships between Japanese Americans and their Japanese counterparts to foster stronger U.S.-Japan relations.

Upcoming Programs

A New Perspective on U.S.-Japan Relations: The Japanese American and Japanese Partnership
At the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles
Friday, July 21, 2006
2 - 5 p.m.

A Global Perspective: Business, Technology and Defense
Keynote: U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye
At the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles
Friday, July 21, 2006
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Click here for program information and to download reservation forms




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