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30th Anniversary: Honoring Our History, Reimagining Our Future

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In celebration of the opening of the Historic Building in 1992, JANM’s 30th Anniversary offers us a chance to reflect on all we’ve accomplished in our first three decades and the timeliness and timelessness of our mission as we continue to illuminate the Japanese American experience and promote greater appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity.

Most of all, it’s a chance for us to come together and look forward to our next 30 years as we apply history’s hard-won lessons and innovative new strategies to reimagine the museum experience, inspire the next generation, and continue the struggle for inclusion and social justice.

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

Check back throughout the year for more!

Related Events & Offerings

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Special Programs

Exciting 30th anniversary public programs and virtual film screenings!

See schedule

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Family Festivals

Our annual, free family festivals will include 30th Anniversary activities!

  • Oshogatsu Family Festival: Year of the Tiger
    Sunday, January 2, with in-person and virtual activities.  LEARN MORE
  • Natsumatsuri Family Festival
    Join us for our summer festival on August 13! LEARN MORE
JANM 30th Anniversary Benefit

30th Anniversary Benefit

Thank you to everyone who joined us in person or via livestream for JANM’s 30th Anniversary Benefit! On behalf of the Board, staff, and volunteers, thank you to our sponsors and to everyone who helped to make our first hybrid fundraiser such a success. Your generous support and faith in our mission means so much to us. 

Visit the Benefit site to watch the program and view photos from the event. You can also still support the Bid for Education!

30th Anniversary Benefit

Inspire Forward: Nikkei Heroes Under 30

Inspire Forward: Nikkei Heroes Under 30

JANM’s Discover Nikkei project has launched a new monthly series interviewing young Nikkei under the age of 30 from around the world.


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30 Under $30

The JANM Store will be highlighting 30 unique gifts under $30 throughout the year.

Each month we will reveal a few of the items. Check back monthly to see what’s new under $30!


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