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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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Common Ground: The Heart of Community

ONGOING Exhibition

This exhibition chronicles 130 years of Japanese American history, beginning with the early days of the Issei pioneers through the World War II incarceration to the present.

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The Interactive StoryFile of Lawson Iichiro Sakai


Ask Lawson Iichiro Sakai, a veteran of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, about his experiences before, during, and after World War II using AI technology. 

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OCT 11, 2022 – DEC 1, 2024

Stamp the Ireichō, a sacred book that records the names of over 125,000 persons of Japanese ancestry who were unjustly imprisoned in US Army, Department of Justice, and War Relocation Authority camps during World War II. Separate reservations are required.


Watase Media Arts Center

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    Connect with JANM

    Virtual Visits use video conferencing technology to engage visitors and students in conversations surrounding JANM’s collections. These visits offer a new way to make sure that the important lessons of history are not forgotten.

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    History Unpacked


    Boost the impact of your diversity and inclusion training and create conversations by engaging your team with the power of history to promote empathy today. JANM’s dynamic resources educate and inspire people of all ages and backgrounds with the stories and lessons of the Japanese American experience.


    Support the understanding and appreciation of the Japanese American experience.

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