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PODCAST: Japanese America

Japanese America

Welcome to Japanese America, JANM’s new podcast that explores unique experiences, challenges, and triumphs of Japanese Americans and illuminates their contributions to the mosaic of American life. 

From historical milestones to contemporary perspectives, join cohosts Michelle MaliZaki and Koji Steven Sakai on an insightful journey through JANM’s collection that showcases a diverse community that shapes the American story in extraordinary ways.

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Recent Episodes

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Episode 3: First Manzanar Pilgrimage

April 15, 2024

Delve into the history of the Manzanar pilgrimage, its historical significance, personal connections, and the necessity of education to prevent similar injustices.


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Episode 2: The Karate Kid

March 18, 2024

Explore iconic scenes from the 1984 film The Karate Kid and its portrayal of Japanese culture to highlight issues of cultural representation and racism. The episode touches on the significance of Mr. Miyagi’s backstory of being in a Japanese American World War II concentration camp and the impact it had on audiences. It also speculates humorous updates to the film, such as having all Asians secretly know martial arts or turning Cobra Kai into a K-pop dance troupe.


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Episode 1: Yuri Kochiyama

February 19, 2024

Discover how Yuri Kochiyama’s World War II concentration camp experiences transformed her into a civil rights icon.


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