JANM’s Our Promise Campaign requires the partnership and support of our entire community to succeed. Thank you to our visionary donors who believe in the promise of JANM to have broader relevance in America. Only by working together can we share the major themes and issues that shaped Japanese American history—barriers to immigration, access to citizenship, racial violence, discrimination, and failure of Constitutional protections.

We are proud to highlight the gifts of the following supporters and welcome your comments and testimonials on why you support JANM!

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Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan

“I hope that JANM will make even greater strides while handing over to the younger generations the bonds between our two countries, which share universal values such as democracy and human rights, with your continued understanding and support.”


Photo: Courtesy of Cabinet Public Affairs Office

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Rahm Emanuel, United States Ambassador to Japan

"JANM also underscores the fundamental shared values of the U.S. and Japan as global beacons of democracy. It offers a space for the reflection and learning so that people from America and Japan alike remain vigilant in upholding principles of democracy and diversity in the next era of the U.S.-Japan alliance."


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Koji Tomita, Ambassador of Japan to the United States

“The Museum’s achievements in promoting the understanding of diversity through Japanese American history are testament to the foresight of its founders and the tireless efforts of many supporters who have followed their lead. Their efforts continue as the Museum has announced an ambitious renovation plan to meet the expectations of future generations.”


Photo: Courtesy of Embassy of Japan in the United States of America

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Hironori Kamezawa, MUFG President and Group CEO

“On my first visit to the Japanese American National Museum, I came to the realization that one of the greatest gifts the institution has to offer those who pass through its doors is its advancement of ideas. Like other distinguished cultural centers around the world, JANM has the ability to change a visitor’s perspective on the past so they can create a better future.”


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Phone: 213.830.5646