Category Archives: Feature Articles

The Importance of Japanese American Traditions

By  Susan Nakamura One of the goals of the Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj) is to preserve the unique history of our ancestors for future generations and to share their accomplishments and hardships with others. Japanese Americans can … Continue reading

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Lost Words

The following year-end essay is written by Will Kaku, a JAMsj board member and an organizer for the San Jose Day of Remembrance program. By Will Kaku It has been said by many that writing letters is a lost art … Continue reading

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Q&A with Common Ground Exhibit Curators, Connie Young Yu and Leslie Masunaga

Connie Young Yu and Leslie Masunaga are JAMsj guest curators. They are currently working on the new JAMsj exhibit,  “Common Ground: Chinatown and Japantown, San Jose,” which will open in September of 2012. They sat down with interviewer, Nancy Yang, … Continue reading

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Heinlenville Exhibit Opens in September 2012

By Nancy Yang This September, guest curators Connie Young Yu and Leslie Masunaga will unveil a special exhibit, “Common Ground: Chinatown and Japantown, San Jose,” at JAMsj that focuses on the story of Heinlenville, San Jose’s last Chinatown. Yu is … Continue reading

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Juri Kameda Conquers All Odds and Lives Life to the Fullest

On Saturday, April 14, Juri Kameda jumped out of a plane to raise awareness and money and for the ALS Therapy Development Institute. Juri is a friend of JAMsj and her beautiful jewelry is sold in the museum’s store.  JAMsj … Continue reading

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Anniversary of infamy for American freedoms

Local journalist and writer Marty Cheek  has been a friend of JAMsj for many years.  Marty wrote the following article on the 70th anniversary of Executive Order 9066. This article was originally published in the Gilroy Dispatch on February 24, … Continue reading

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The Emotional Journey into Camp Days

The following article was written by JAMsj docent, Will Kaku. He reflects on the Chizuko Judy Sugita de Queiroz’ Camp Days 1942-1945 exhibit. The exhibit will be closing on December 30, 2011.  The Emotional Journey into Camp Days By Will … Continue reading

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