JAMsj E-News
Japanese American Museum of San Jose
March 2016
In This Issue
Hawaiian Theme JAMsj Fundraiser
Tohoku Series: Run 311
Tohoku Series Video Presentation: Remembering Tohoku
California Legacy Voice Workshop
Visible & Invisible: A Hapa Japanese American History Exhibit
Book Club: Garden of the World
Kodomo No Hi
Tohoku 2016 Series
Suzume No Gakko 40th Anniversary
Calendar of Events
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JAMsj Fundraiser

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 Tohoku Series

Run 311

March 5 - 13, 2016

"Run 311" is a global running event in which participants remember the multiple disasters which struck Eastern Japan on March 11, 2011 and show their support for reconstruction efforts in the region. This year, the event will be held from March 5th to 13th, 2016. You can take part in the event anywhere and at any time of the day. We just ask you to upload and share pictures of your run on Facebook using our custom app (iOS and Android). This app will also connect you to other runners across the globe.
This event will be in its 5th year, and like the last two years, we hope to reach a total distance of at least 40,000km, which is equivalent to circling the earth. So please join us and help us prove that every small step we take results in a lot of encouragement to people not only in Eastern Japan but also in the many other disaster and conflict-affected regions of the world. Please spread the word!

For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1555272978120361/ 
 Video Presentation

"Remembering Tohoku" 
Saturday, March 13, 2016 
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Japanese American Museum of San Jose
535 N. Fifth Street
San Jose, CA  95112 
Come see a video presentation by Darrel Miho and the Los Gatos High School Japanese National Honor Society that discuss how Tohoku, Japan has changed over the last five years since the devastating tsunami.

Cost: There is no cost for this event.
Please RSVP by emailing PublicPrograms@jamsj.org or call JAMsj at (408) 294-3138

 California Legacy Voice Network: 2016 JAMsj Workshops

Saturday, March 12, 2016
9:00 a.m.

Japanese American Museum of San Jose
535 N. Fifth Street
San Jose, CA  95112

The California Legacy Voice Network has scheduled a professional development workshop for teachers and administrators in Region 5 (Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Monterey Counties) at the Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj) in San Jose's Japantown. The workshop will be held Saturday, March 12, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., including lunch and a museum tour. JAMsj is one of eight regions in California collaborating to promote awareness of the WWII concentration camps. 
Guest speakers Karen Korematsu and others will address four critical areas:
  • California's assembly centers
  • The Japanese American internment
  • Fred Korematsu's story
  • The family stories of local Legacy Voices
Participants will receive materials to share with students and colleagues at their schools and school districts, thus preparing them to become Legacy Voices. This Japanese American Confinement Sites grant is sponsored by the National Park Service, the Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education, and JAMsj.
Pre-registration for the March 12 workshop is due March 4, 2016.
E-mail Address:
Phone (home):
Phone (cell):
School/Grade Level:
School District:
If retired, district and grade level:
Send registration information to:

Email: info@jamsj.org, attention Shirley Ota and Judy Tokubo

Address: JAMsj at 535 North Fifth Street, San Jose, CA 95112

Cost: There is no cost for this event.  
Contact info@jamsj.org (attention Shirley Ota and Judy Tokubo), or call (408) 294-3138 to reserve a spot. The deadline to register for this final workshop, March 12, is March 4
 Hapa Japanese American History Exhibit
Visible & Invisible:
A Hapa Japanese American History

Saturday, March 19, 2016 
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Japanese American Museum of San Jose
535 N. Fifth Street
San Jose, CA  95112 
New exhibit coming to JAMsj on March 19th, 2016
Visible & Invisible: A Hapa Japanese American History
Private reception on March 19th for JAMsj members, donors and their guests.
Did you know that the first Nisei were mixed race? And did you know that by the 2020 census, the majority of Japanese Americans will be multiracial/multiethnic? Come find out more about these two very important issues at the new Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj) exhibit: Visible and Invisible: A Hapa Japanese American History
Opening March 19, this important new exhibit explores a version of Japanese American history that highlights the experiences of mixed-race, mixed-ethnic families and individuals, from the earliest pioneers, to the present-day community. Through photos, historical artifacts, and multimedia images, this exhibit explores the diverse, dynamic, and complex history of the mixed-race and mixed-roots Japanese American experience, both locally and beyond.
This exciting exhibit is curated by Cindy Nakashima and Fred Liang, with participation from local San Jose area families.
The original Visible & Invisible exhibit was a collaboration between the Hapa Japan Database Project, the USC Center for Japanese Religions and Culture, and the Japanese American National Museum, and showed at JANM in 2013.
To thank you for your continued support of JAMsj, we would like to invite our members, donors and their guests to attend a free private reception before the exhibit opens on Saturday, March 19th, 2016. This special reception will open at 10:00a.m. with the program starting at 10:30 a.m. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. Because there is limited space, we ask that you please RSVP in order for us to know how many people will be attending. Please contact us at PublicPrograms@jamsj.org or call (408)-294-3138 to reserve your spot.  
The reception to open this new exhibit will also include a celebration to name the Rotating Exhibit Area in recognition of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California (JCCNC) for their generous support.

 Book Club
Kodomo No Hi

Tohoku Series

Save the Date
Please Save the Date
For Suzume no Gakko's 40th Anniversary Dinner
"Celebrating Our Legacy"
When: Saturday October 8th, 2016 from 5:30p.m.
Where: The Fairmont Fourth Street Summit Center- 88 S. 4th St., San Jose, CA 95112
Celebrate 40 Years of Suzume no Gakko
Honor Our Founding Members 
Calendar of Events

February 10 through March 20, 2016:     Valley of the Heart Play and Q&A
March 5, 2016:           JAMsj Fundraiser:  "Let's Go Hawaiian"
March 5 -- 13, 2016 :  Tohoku Series: Tohoku Run 311
March 5 -- 6, 2016:     Hinamatsuri Doll Display
March 12, 2016:         California Legacy Voice Network Workshop
March 13, 2016:         Tohoku Series: "Remembering Tohoku"
March 19, 2016:         Visible & Invisible: A Hapa Japanese American History Exhibit
April 16, 2016:           Tohoku Series: Jazz Katsu Food and Jazz Event
May 1, 2016:             Kodomo No Hi
June 4, 2016:             Tohoku Series: "Where the Dead Pause and the Japanese Say Goodbye"
July 31, 2016:            Tohoku Series:  Film Screening of "Tohoku Tomo"
October 8, 2016:        Suzume No Gakko 40th Anniversary Dinner

For more information about our public programs, please contact PublicPrograms@JAMsj.org or call (408) 294-3138.

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Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj)
535 N. Fifth Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Tel: (408) 294-3138
Email: mail@jamsj.org