The proposed rehabilitation of Presidio Building 640, supported by Congressional funding, is perhaps the most ambitious and significant NJAHS project to date. visit site

The Military Intelligence Service of Northern California is pleased to announce its new web site. visit site

Japanese American baseball is more than a story full of great players and epic games. It has a history that encompasses the cycles of discrimination and acceptance that have defined the Japanese experience in America. read more

The 100/442nd RCT became the most decorated unit in U.S. military history for its size and length of service due to their outstanding bravery and the heavy combat duty they faced.  read more


Prior to the onset of World War II, in anticipation of possible conflict with Japan, Japanese Americans had been recruited for gathering military intelligence for the United States. read more

Strength & Diversity
Japanese American Women

Japanese women began trickling into this country around the turn of the century, then in sizable numbers around 1915.  They came most frequently as picture brides, strangers to their husbands, strangers to the country.  Then, in 1920, the immigration of brides was abruptly cut off, thus setting off the discrete generational pattern that was to distinguish the Japanese American population. read more

There were many detention camps opened around the United States during World War II.

During the last school semester, thirteen San Francisco State students participated in NJAHS' Oral History Project.  Student interviewers from Prof. Ben Kobashigawa's "Japanese Americans in the U.S." course focused on Nisei and the post-World War II period. 
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If you have other research questions, please go to our new JA Connection Bulletin Boards to ask questions, find answers, and keep up on community news.  You might also want to take a look at the NJAHS publications and videos, which may help you in your research.

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