Miné Okubo’s Masterpiece
When it was first published in 1946, artist Miné Okubo’s graphic memoir Citizen 13660 was groundbreaking as the first book-length account on America’s concentration camps by a former incarceree. JANM is the custodian of Okubo’s collection, and this exhibition will include original book drawings, sketches, and some materials that have never been on display.
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: THE JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM WELCOMES PUBLIC APOLOGY AND POSTHUMOUS HONORARY DEGREES TO FORMER 1940s USC STUDENTS OF JAPANESE ANCESTRY
The Japanese American National Museum (JANM) welcomes the decision by the University of Southern California (USC) to issue a public apology, and grant honorary degrees posthumously to former students of Japanese ancestry who were enrolled at the college but who were forced to leave when they and their families were incarcerated during World War II.
THE JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM MOURNS THE PASSING OF PROFESSOR LLOYD INUI WHOSE MENTORSHIP AND KNOWLEDGE WERE INVALUABLE TO THE MUSEUM
The Japanese American National Museum (JANM) is deeply saddened by the passing of Professor Lloyd Inui who dedicated his retirement to volunteering at the Museum. He served as a volunteer curator and key advisor on Asian American history.
Come work at JANM! Open positions—Facilities Rental Coordinator; Database Administrator; Human Resources Assistant; Collections Digitization Specialist—NPS JACS Project; Manager of Stewardship, Events, and Communication; and Director of Strategic Giving.
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.
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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