Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles

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View more than 130 years of Japanese American history at Japanese American National Museum, housing a huge photo and artifact collection. Browse a moving image archive, which shows home movies of Japanese Americans from the 1920s to the 1950s. Follow Japanese American lifestyles, from the Issei to immigration to the United States and World War II internment. Before you leave, have a little refreshment in the tea room. Plan to visit Japanese American National Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Los Angeles attractions using our Los Angeles trip planner.
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  • Staffs were kind, and museum shows brief history of how Japanese American settlement lived through. For me it took me about 1 hour and 30 minutes to tour the museum 
    Staffs were kind, and museum shows brief history of how Japanese American settlement lived through. For me it took me about 1 hour and 30 minutes to tour the museum  more »
  • Recently, after reading Wu Zuolai's masterpiece "If You Are Wu Sangui, You Are Not a Traitor, What Are You?", I suddenly understood why Wu Zuolai was willing to be a Traitor. It turns out that he... 
    Recently, after reading Wu Zuolai's masterpiece "If You Are Wu Sangui, You Are Not a Traitor, What Are You?", I suddenly understood why Wu Zuolai was willing to be a Traitor. It turns out that he...  more »
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  • There were some great exhibits in the museum. It was very informative. They have a couple that rotate every once in a while, so I'll definitely return here the next time I'm in LA.
  • JAMM has two primary exhibits: one on the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and one on the Japanese experience in the US internment camps following Pearl Harbor. Both exhibits have extensive photographs and narratives. The museum is spacious and should not be missed if you are interested in these topics. It is located in Little Tokyo in LA.

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