Japanese American Resource Center/Museum, San Jose

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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. 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.
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  • Excellent and informative tour of a wonderful museum. We were surprised to have our own guide for the three of us, a volunteer named Will. He was so knowledgeable and also wove in personal stories...  more »
  • A small but very worthwhile museum. The self guide leaflet was very informative and the exhibits and photos were fascinating. Very worthwhile  more »
  • Amazing Japanese American museum with knowledgeable tour guides (Will Kaku). The tour takes about an hour. Definitely a must visit if you're in San Jose. Opens only Thu - Sun.
  • Well organized, good place for kids to learn another culture

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