Little Tokyo: How History Shapes a Community Across Generations
An NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture workshop for teachers: July 17–22 and July 24–29, 2022
Examine history through the neighborhood of Little Tokyo. With a focus on the Japanese American experience, participants will learn about this unique place and how it has evolved through history.
2021-2022 JANM Store Catalog is here!
Shop from the new JANM Store gift catalog at janmstore.com. Find unique cultural gifts, books, media, and clothing, including JANM Store exclusives. On-site pick-ups available. JANM Members get 10% off!
Celebrate JANM’s 30th Anniversary with special programs, offerings, and events!
30th Anniversary Benefit
Support JANM through sponsorships, 2022 Lexus Opportunity Drawing, Online Auction, and Bid For Education.
STATEMENT: THE JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM MOURNS THE PASSING OF DR. WARREN N. MINAMI
The Japanese American National Museum (JANM) mourns the death of Dr. Warren Nori Minami, 83, who passed away in Bethesda, Maryland on January 9, 2022. A retired senior executive with the International Monetary Fund, Dr. Minami served on JANM’s Board of Governors from 1998 to 2006. He is also the brother of Denny Minami, current JANM Governor.
THE JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM CELEBRATES 30th ANNIVERSARY WITH THE THEME OF “HONORING OUR HISTORY, REIMAGINING OUR FUTURE”
The Japanese American National Museum (JANM) to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the opening of the Historic Building in 1992. JANM will use the historic occasion to reflect on all its accomplishments in the first three decades, and the timeliness and timelessness of its mission: To promote greater understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the full range of the Japanese American experience.
Come work at JANM! Open positions—Facilities Administrative Assistant; Visitor Services Associate; Database Administrator; Human Resources Assistant; Collections Digitization Specialist—NPS JACS Project; 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.
Explore artifacts from JANM’s permanent collectionExploreExplore artifacts from JANM’s permanent collection
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!
Submit your Nikkei Oshogatsu foods photos for our community activity!Submit Your PhotoSubmit your Nikkei Oshogatsu foods photos for our community activity!
Nikkei Generations: Connecting Families & CommunitiesRead the StoriesNikkei Generations: Connecting Families & Communities
Interview with Monica Teisher—Japanese Colombian currently living in the USWatch NowInterview with Monica Teisher—Japanese Colombian currently living in the US