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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.

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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. 

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JOB OPENINGS

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.

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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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Explore artifacts from JANM’s permanent collection

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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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Eyewitness: Stan Honda

    Eyewitness: Stan Honda

    Discover Nikkei

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    Discover Nikkei's Nikkei Generations: Connecting Families & Communities

    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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    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 US

    Watch NowInterview with Monica Teisher—Japanese Colombian currently living in the US

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