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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

Saturday, June 10, 2006
7:00 PM

Party on the Plaza: Celebrating the Opening of kip fulbeck: part asian, 100% hapa

Join us for a Party on the Plaza! In celebration of the opening of kip fulbeck: part asian, 100% hapa, enjoy a lively evening of DJ sets and spoken-word artists. Special evening book signing with Kip Fulbeck (Museum Store open until 8PM). Food vendors and no host bar.

Spoken word artists include:
Armando Alvarez
Austin Cho
Alison De La Cruz
Melanie Hensch
Jenille Narvaez
Daniela Schonberger
Mike T
Michael Velasquez

This event is free and open to the public. Free admission to the National Museum that evening.

In conjunction with the exhibition kip fulbeck: part asian, 100% hapa
Saturday, February 4, 2006

Annual Gala Dinner & Silent Auction - Creative Connections: Linking History, Culture, and Identity


Century Plaza Hotel & Spa, Los Angeles

Join us as we salute an amazing group of Japanese Americans that remain linked to their heritage and share that connection with others through literature, the arts, and popular culture.

Premier sponsor: Prudential Financial, Inc.

Plus: Win a new Lexus RX 400h!
Enter the 2006 Lexus Opportunity Drawing, sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.

For more information, please contact or call 1.800.461.5266 ext. 2250.

Friday, September 16, 2005
5:00 PM

Jean Ariyoshi: Washington Place, A First Lady’s Story


Join us in New York!

Friday, September 16, 5:00 - 6:30 PM

We invite our supporters in New York to join us as we host a special event with Hawaii's former First Lady Jean Ariyoshi at the Japan Society. She will speak about her new book, Washington Place, A First Lady's Story. The lecture will be followed by a reception and book signing.

Washington Place, A First Lady's Story is an autobiographical account of her childhood in a small town in Hawai`i and her years at Washington Place, the state's gubernatorial mansion, where she lived with her husband, George Ariyoshi, the governor of Hawai`i from 1973 to 1986.

Japan Society
333 E 47th Street
New York, NY 10017

RSVP by Monday, September 12
(212) 715-1219

For further information, please contact
Japan Society at (212) 715-1219
Japanese American National Museum at (800) 461-5266 ext. 5631




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