Resources is an award-winning Web project of the Japanese American National Museum that provides an interactive global space for Nikkei-related community and personal stories through a variety of mediums including video interviews, articles, and photographs.

Below is a listing of articles, Nikkei Album collections, and other resources from the site that directly relate to the Enduring Communities project. We will be adding more resources over time. Please check back.


Enduring Communities Essays Conference-related Articles

Nikkei Album

2008 National Conference Photo Guestbook
Participants at the “Whose America? Who’s American?” conference posed for a photo and left comments at the Discover Nikkei Community Marketplace booth.

From the Museum’s Collections

  • George Hoshida Collection
    Issei artist from Hawaii who was sent to Kilauea Military Camp in Hawaii; then to the Justice Department camps in Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Lordsburg, New Mexico; and Santa Fe, New Mexico; before finally being reunited with his family at the War Relocation Authority concentration camp in Jerome, Arkansas.
  • Dave Tatsuno Collection (91.74.1-8)
    Home movie collection that includes footage from the Topaz concentration camp.
  • Hisako Hibi
    Issei artist who was incarcerated in Tanforan Assembly Center and then the Topaz concentration camp in Utah during World War II along with her husband and two children.

Personal Collections Other Collections

Real People Video Clips

  • Sam Naito
    Family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah to join other family relatives during World War II. He worked and attended University of Utah.
  • Mako Nakagawa
    Nisei from Seattle, Washington. Incarcerated at Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington; Minidoka incarceration camp, Idaho; and Crystal City internment camp, Texas.