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.
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.
JANM CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER 2022 NEH WORKSHOPS
LOS ANGELES - The Japanese American National Museum (JANM) is currently accepting applications for Landmarks of American History and Culture educator workshops funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Postponed one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, JANM looks forward to welcoming educators in the summer of 2022.
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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Unboxed: Heart of the Museum—Featuring the Kondo and Sakamoto-Sasano CollectionsWatch NowUnboxed: Heart of the Museum—Featuring the Kondo and Sakamoto-Sasano Collections
Barbara Kawakami CollectionLearn MoreBarbara Kawakami Collection
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