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July 9, 2021 – January 9, 2022

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JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM ANNOUNCES FOUR NEW BOARD MEMBERS

The Japanese American National Museum (JANM) has announced four new members to its Board of Trustees.

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THE JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM (JANM) ANNOUNCES WORLD PREMIERE OF “A LIFE IN PIECES: THE DIARY AND LETTERS OF STANLEY HAYAMI” AT TRIBECA FESTIVAL 2021

The Japanese American National Museum (JANM) will debut a new immersive experience June 9 at the Tribeca Festival 2021 that brings to life the diary and letters of a Los Angeles teenager whose Japanese American family was imprisoned by the U.S government during World War II.

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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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    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!

     

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    Nikkei Generations: Connecting Families & Communities

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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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