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New exhibition exploring life and career of actor George Takei opening at Japanese American National Museum

JANM New Frontiers The Many Worlds of George Takei

A new exhibition exploring the life and career of pioneering actor, activist, and social media icon George Takei opens at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles on March 12. New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei creates a portrait of a unique individual while offering an innovative means of engaging with...
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Exhibition commemorating 75th anniversary of Japanese American expulsion order at Japanese American National Museum, ongoing

Expulsion Order

Japanese American National Museum Instructions to All Persons: Reflections on Executive Order 9066 February 18 – August 13, 2017 This exhibition commemorates the 75th anniversary of President Franklin Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066, which led to the tragic and unlawful incarceration of 120,000 individuals of Japanese ancestry during World War II. For the...
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Japanese American National Museum / Tuna Canyon Detention Station exhibition, ongoing

Japanese American National Museum Only the Oaks Remain: The Story of Tuna Canyon Detention Station December 10, 2016 – April 9, 2017 This special display tells the true stories of those targeted as dangerous enemy aliens and imprisoned in the Tuna Canyon Detention Station, located in the Tujunga neighborhood of Los Angeles, by the...
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Japanese American National Museum “Special Display: Sadako’s Crane” ongoing

Japanese American National Museum Special Display  Sadako’s Crane The crane is currently on display in JANM’s Hirasaki National Resource Center and viewable as part of admission to the museum. Please check the HNRC page for its hours. Born in Hiroshima, Japan, Sadako Sasaki was two years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on...
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2017 / Japanese American National Museum: wartime farm labor camp photo exhibition, Sep. 27, 2016 – Jan. 8, 2017

JANM Uprooted Farmer

The Japanese American National Museum Uprooted: Japanese American Farm Labor Camps During World War II September 27, 2016 – January 8, 2017 In the summer of 1942, Farm Security Administration photographer Russell Lee visited four Japanese American farm labor camps located near the towns of Nyssa, Oregon; and Rupert, Shelley, and Twin Falls, Idaho....
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2016 / Drop-Off Day for items and letters to be stored in “Time After Time Capsule” at Little Tokyo’s museum, Dec. 15

In collaboration with The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, and sponsored by NHK World, the Japanese American National Museum is displaying Time After Time Capsule from Nov. 1, 2016 through Jan. 29, 2017. Time After Time Capsule was created by Sebastian Masuda, a Japanese artist and a founder of 6%DOKIDOKI, a boutique and a central...
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2016 / Little Tokyo museum to host pop-up exhibit of newly released anime “Kubo”, Aug. 13 – 30

LAIKA in Portland, Oregon, the award-winning animation studio whose next movie Kubo and the Two Strings will be released nationwide on Friday, Aug. 19, will feature the pop-up exhibit “The Artistry of Kubo: A Magical LAIKA Experience” at the Japanese American National Museum to coincide with the start of Nisei Week, the annual festival...
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2016 / Japanese American National Museum “Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami” May 29 – Aug. 21

Japanese American National Museum Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami May 29 – August 21, 2016 With this inventive exhibition, the traditional Japanese art of origami is transformed from a childhood pastime into a sophisticated international art form. Nine contemporary artists, working in six different countries and ranging in age from 29 to...
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2016 / Nisei Week: Opening ceremony is a result of one year efforts by Japanese American communities, July 17

In 2016, the Nisei Week Japanese Festival is observing its 76th anniversary. The festivities will take place from Aug. 13 -21 at Little Tokyo in Downtown Los Angeles. Every year, the Nisei Week is completely planned, organized and run by hundreds of volunteers at large in the Japanese American Community of Los Angeles and...
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