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During WWII some 120,000 Japanese Americans were forcibly removed and incarcerated. They were placed into temporary "Assembly Centers" then desolate camps in the interior of the United States.

535 North Fifth Street
San Jose, California 95112
Phone (408) 294-3138
FAX (408) 294-1657


1. Does JAMSJ help find jobs or provide other employment related services?
No. JAMSJ is principally a historical and cultural organization. It operates a museum and makes available educational materials and speakers to educators and students.

2. Does JAMSJ focus on Japan and Japanese culture?
Generally not, except where it informs the Japanese American experience. We have a particular interest in the history and culture of Japanese Americans in the Santa Clara Valley.

3. Can JAMSJ provide answers to specific questions about Japanese Americans?
JAMSJ has limited resources to act as an information and referral service. To the extent feasible, we will try to be helpful. The Japanese American National Library in San Francisco does operate an information and referral service at (415) 567-5006.