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RECEIVES $5.5 MILLION GRANT OVER FOUR YEARS FROM THE FORD FOUNDATION

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LENDING SUPPORT TO HIGASHI HONGANJI BUDDHIST TEMPLE AS IT REPAIRS RECENT VANDALISM

The Japanese American National Museum (JANM) extends its support and concern to Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple after recent vandalism to this beloved Little Tokyo landmark. While the physical damage is being repaired, we also send a message of healing to the temple, its members, and visitors.

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JANM SUPPORTS DECISION BY DR. SEUSS PUBLISHER TO END PUBLICATION OF SIX CHILDREN'S BOOKS

The Japanese American National Museum (JANM) welcomes the decision by the publisher of Dr. Seuss’ books to end publication of six of the author’s children’s titles that depict harmful caricatures of people of color, including Asian Americans and Blacks.

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JOB OPENINGS

Come work at JANM! Open positions—Media Arts Assistant, Facilities Administrative Assistant, Finance and Human Resources Assistant, Manager of Visitor Services, Philanthropy Officer, CFO.

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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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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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    Discover Nikkei

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    Jane Matsumoto Hina Doll Set

    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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    Hinamatsuri Community Photo Activity—Share Your Girl’s Day Traditions!

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    Reflections on Being Mixed, but Not Mixed Up by Curtiss Takada Rooks

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

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