The Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj) showcases a unique collection of permanent and rotating exhibits chronicling more than a century of Japanese American history.

 
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Visitors will learn about early immigration of Japanese to America, their leadership in the agricultural community, their incarceration during World War II and the challenges they faced, while adapting and contributing to West Coast communities. 

JAMsj provides a historical forum that stimulates present day discussions on civil liberties, race relations, discrimination, and American identity.

 

Welcome to JAMsj

The Japanese American Museum of San Jose showcases a unique collection of permanent and rotating exhibits chronicling more than a century of Japanese American history. Visitors will learn about early immigration of Japanese to America, their leadership in the agricultural community, their incarceration during World War II and the challenges they faced, while adapting and contributing to West Coast communities.

NBC Interview with JAMsj EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Jim Nagareda

Our very own Jim Nagareda was interviewed for Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa. Together, they discuss the book, "Images of America: San Jose Japantown," which talks about how the historic neighborhood stood the test of time and got to where it is today. JAMsj is also featured as Jim and Robert talk about how the museum showcases a unique collection of permanent and rotating exhibits chronicling more than a century of Japanese American History. Watch this two-part interview from NBC Bay Area!


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A must-visit in San Jose. May we always strive to learn from our history; build on and amplify the good, and strive not to repeat our past mistakes. This museum is precious reminder of human achievements and errors. Highly recommended.
— Rich M. from Illinois