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Second generation Japanese American men and women served in the MIS during World War II and used their language skills in the Pacific theater as translators and POW interrogators.

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


J-Town Community TV
J-Town Community TV is a YouTube channel with a focus on "news, views, culture, and history of San Jose's Japantown and beyond" which video records many museum events.

Video recordings of past JAMsj events:

July 12, 2014:
Emerging Research in Japanese American Studies | video recording

October 26, 2014: Return to Heart Mountain: A Celebration of Japanese American Baseball | video recording
November 29, 2014: Historic S.J. Japantown Book Launch | video recording
January 17, 2014: Twice Heroes and More | video recording
February 7, 2014: Fighting for the Emperor: Nisei Soldiers in the Imperial Armed Forces | video recording
March 7, 2015: Tohoku Update 2015: The Next Generation | video recording [#1] [#2] [#3] [#4]
March 14, 2015: Not Your Typical Nisei: JA Women and Adventures in Identity | video recording
May 17, 2015: City Girls: The Nisei Social World in L.A. 1920-1950 | video recording