On Exhibit at Japan Information Center
NJAHS' exhibit "Carrying On:
100 Years of San Francisco Japantown" will be on display at the
Japan Information Center June 23 through July 28, 2006. The Japan Information
Center/Consulate General of Japan is open Monday through Friday, 9 am
to 5 pm (closed noon to 1 pm).
JAM exhibit: "J-Town 4Ever"
JAM Workshop and the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS)
are proud to announce a new exhibit called "J-Town
4Ever". The exhibit opened on June 3, 2006 at the NJAHS Peace Gallery
at 1684 Post St,, San Francisco, CA. and will be on display through August
High School Essay
On Wednesday, May 24, 2006, Rosalyn Tonai representing the National Japanese
American Historical Society and Sarah Sasaki representing the San Francisco
Chapter of the JACL met with Barbara Brewer, English Instructor at George
Washington High School to present awards to the students who submitted
the winning essays that were submitted in response to the project co-sponsored
by the NJAHS, San Francisco JACL and Nikkei Lions Club
Save the Date! 100th Anniversary
of Japantown Community Gala Dinner
Saturday, September 2, 2006 5:00-8:00 p.m
Enemy Alien Files: Hidden
Stories of World War II Exhibit at Manzanar
This exhibit, curated by NJAHS, illuminates the treatment of
Italian, German and Peruvian Japanese during World War II will be at the
Manzanar National Historic Site. June 10 through August 20, 2006.
New Publication from AWRIC Project
Here in America? a new documentary DVD directed by Casey
Peek and a publication edited by Helen Zia and Grace Shimizu covers the
Assembly on the Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (AWRIC)
by the Enemy Alien Files Consortium and published by NJAHS. The AWRIC
was an historic public testimonial event held on April 8 and 9, 2005 at
Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, California. Involving over
23 community organizations, more than 64 individual participants, and
scores of staff and volunteers, this exciting gathering served to document
and preserve the little known World War II stories of immigrants of German,
Italian and Japanese ancestry (in the US and from Latin America) as well
as the experiences of the Arab, Muslim and South Asian communities who
are being labeled "the enemy" today.
New Shibata Book
Worlds by Yoshimi Shibata
MEMOIRS OF A NISEI FLOWER GROWER is a fresh and fascinating look into
a business leader who integrated all elements of his business life to
adapt to a changing marketplace. To order, go to Publications.
We have also been busy updating the look at our Gallery Shop
and adding new crafts for sale by artists Karen Mori, Sharon Ito, Mary
Masuno, Stephanie Nishikawa, Mischa Matsunami & Rachael Wong. Please stop
by and check us out.
640 Moves Forward
Design and Development Phase Continues
NJAHS' Presidio Building 640 Interpretive Center (to tell the story and
explore the legacy of the Japanese American linguist soldiers who trained
during WWII at the first top-secret Military Intelligence Service language
School at Bldg. 640) continues to advance with plans to finish the Development
and Design phase in February and to complete Construction Drawings by
the end of May 2006. Go to Join
Project 640 now.