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Japanese American Day of Remembrance

May 16 @ 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Join us for the 7th Annual Japanese American Day of Remembrance. This event will open with a resource fair to commemorate the eviction of Tacoma’s Japanese Americans and place this event within a larger context.

Educators will learn more about the various sites, events, organizations, and people in western Washington who are teaching the public about Japanese American history. Clock hours will be available for K-12 teachers from 3:30 to 5:30 PM. Artists Yoshi Nakagawa and Yuka Petz will facilitate an interactive printing activity. This resource fair will be followed by live performances by Fuji Taiko and Kabuki Academy before a brief procession from the Washington State History Museum’s Remembrance exhibit to Union Station to remember the Japanese American community that was forced to report to the Tacoma train station.

The programming will conclude with a panel conversation, “Making the Invisible Visible: “Righting” Asian American and Pacific Islander Histories,” moderated by public historian Tamiko Nimura at “Scholarly Selections.”

Schedule of Events
3:30 to 5:30 PM – Resource Fair

5:30 to 6:00 PM – Live performances by Fuji Taiko and Kabuki Academy

6:00 to 6:30 PM – Procession from Remembrance gallery to Union Station

6:30 to 7:30 PM – Scholarly Selections panel conversation moderated by Tamiko Nimura

Participating Organizations
Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community


Fuji Taiko

Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington

Kabuki Academy

Minidoka Pilgrimage

Neely Mansion Association

The Northwest Room at the Tacoma Public Library

Puyallup Valley JACL

Tacoma Japantown Project

Washington Ethnic Studies Now

Washington State Historical Society

Yoshi Nakagawa

Yuka Petz


Washington State History Museum
1911 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States
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