A Life in Pieces: The Diary and Letters of Stanley Hayami
In 1942, Stanley Hayami and his family are imprisoned at the Heart Mountain concentration camp. His artwork, diary entries, and wartime letters are brought to life with an interactive video that can be viewed on a mobile device, a video in the Terasaki Orientation Theater, or a VR experience.
2021-2022 JANM Store Catalog is here!
Shop from the new JANM Store gift catalog at janmstore.com. Find unique cultural gifts, books, media, and clothing, including JANM Store exclusives. On-site pick-ups available. JANM Members get 10% off!
STATEMENT: Honoring the Memory of September 11 and Renewing a Commitment to Tolerance
On this 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the nation will share a collective day to grieve, remember, and continue to heal from this momentous chapter in history. As the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) joins in this solemn national day of remembrance, it also encourages the country to remain committed to democratic ideals of tolerance and diversity.
THE JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM TO OPEN NEW EXHIBITION AUGUST 28 “MINÉ OKUBO’S MASTERPIECE: THE ART OF CITIZEN 13660” THAT INCLUDES ARTWORK FOR THE 1946 BOOK SHOWN FOR THE FIRST TIME
On the 75th anniversary of its publication, the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) will open a new exhibition, “Miné Okubo’s Masterpiece: The Art of Citizen 13660.” This groundbreaking memoir of nearly 200 illustrations, is an insider’s view of the World War II incarceration of Japanese and Japanese Americans – the first book-length account of America’s concentration camps by a former incarceree.
Come work at JANM! Open positions—Facilities Rental Coordinator; Database Administrator; Public Programs Associate; Human Resources Assistant; Collections Digitization Specialist—NPS JACS Project; and Manager of Stewardship, Events, and Communication.
JANM is the first museum in the United States dedicated to sharing the experience of Americans of Japanese ancestry as an integral part of US history. The permanent collection reflects the museum’s mission to promote understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience.
Explore artifacts from JANM’s permanent collectionExploreExplore artifacts from JANM’s permanent collection
Unboxed: Heart of the Museum—Featuring the Kondo and Sakamoto-Sasano CollectionsWatch NowUnboxed: Heart of the Museum—Featuring the Kondo and Sakamoto-Sasano Collections
Barbara Kawakami CollectionLearn MoreBarbara Kawakami Collection
About Discover Nikkei
Explore and celebrate the commonalities and differences in our "Nikkei" experiences through shared stories from around the world with diverse topics, such as cultural identity, community and family history, art, sports, music, literature, and much more with JANM’s Discover Nikkei project!
Read articles published daily, watch clips from life history interviews, check out events, and more!
Nikkei Generations: Connecting Families & Communities—Read stories submitted so far and submit your own to be included in this special series!Share Your Story—Deadline: September 30Nikkei Generations: Connecting Families & Communities—Read stories submitted so far and submit your own to be included in this special series!
Check out the Nikkei Matsuri photos submitted for our community album!View PhotosCheck out the Nikkei Matsuri photos submitted for our community album!
Interview with Monica Teisher—Japanese Colombian currently living in the USWatch NowInterview with Monica Teisher—Japanese Colombian currently living in the US