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30th Anniversary

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30th Anniversary

Celebrate JANM’s 30th Anniversary with special programs, offerings, and events!

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JANM 30th Anniversary Benefit

30th Anniversary Benefit

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Announcements

STATEMENT: THE JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM MOURNS THE PASSING OF DR. WARREN N. MINAMI

The Japanese American National Museum (JANM) mourns the death of Dr. Warren Nori Minami, 83, who passed away in Bethesda, Maryland on January 9, 2022. A retired senior executive with the International Monetary Fund, Dr. Minami served on JANM’s Board of Governors from 1998 to 2006. He is also the brother of Denny Minami, current JANM Governor.

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THE JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM CELEBRATES 30th ANNIVERSARY WITH THE THEME OF “HONORING OUR HISTORY, REIMAGINING OUR FUTURE”

The Japanese American National Museum (JANM) to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the opening of the Historic Building in 1992. JANM will use the historic occasion to reflect on all its accomplishments in the first three decades, and the timeliness and timelessness of its mission: To promote greater understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the full range of the Japanese American experience.

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JOB OPENINGS

Come work at JANM! Open positions—Facilities Administrative Assistant; Visitor Services Associate; Database Administrator; Human Resources Assistant; Collections Digitization Specialist—NPS JACS Project; and Director of Strategic Giving.

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JANM is dedicated to promoting greater understanding and appreciation of America's ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the richness and range of the Japanese American experience.

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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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Explore artifacts from JANM’s permanent collection

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Unboxed: Heart of the Museum—Featuring the Kondo and Sakamoto-Sasano Collections

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Barbara Kawakami Collection

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Watase Media Arts Center

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Eyewitness: Stan Honda

    Eyewitness: Stan Honda

    Discover Nikkei

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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!

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    Submit your Nikkei Oshogatsu foods photos for our community activity!

    Submit Your PhotoSubmit your Nikkei Oshogatsu foods photos for our community activity!

    Nikkei Generations: Connecting Families & Communities

    Read the StoriesNikkei Generations: Connecting Families & Communities

    Interview with Monica Teisher—Japanese Colombian currently living in the US

    Watch NowInterview with Monica Teisher—Japanese Colombian currently living in the US

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