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.
STATEMENT: ON THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PEARL HARBOR ATTACK THE JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM HONORS THE US MILITARY WHO PERISHED ON THIS DATE AND IT ALSO RECOGNIZES THE 120,000 PEOPLE OF JAPANESE ANCESTRY WHO WERE UNJUSTLY INCARCERATED AFTER THIS
LOS ANGELES - On this National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) honors the memory of the World War II heroes who died on December 7,1941 when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. This 80th anniversary is also a stark reminder of the fragility of American civil rights after 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry – most of them US citizens – who were unjustly removed from their homes and incarcerated in remote concentration camps across the nation.
THE JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM AND JAPANESE AMERICAN STORIES DEBUTS AN INTERACTIVE EXHIBITION THAT ALLOWS VISITORS TO ‘TALK’ WITH A WORLD WAR II VETERAN
LOS ANGELES - A powerful, interactive new exhibition, The Interactive StoryFile of Lawson Iichiro Sakai, is now open at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM). The exhibit uses groundbreaking storytelling technology to give visitors a realistic experience of engaging with World War II American veteran Lawson Iichiro Sakai.
Come work at JANM! Open positions—Facilities Administrative Assistant; Visitor Services Associate; 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