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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.

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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. 

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JOB OPENINGS

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.

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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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    Discover Nikkei's Nikkei Generations: Connecting Families & Communities

    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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    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 US

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

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