National Japanese American Historical Society

Member since Dez 2004

Objetivo do Site

The National Japanese American Historical Society, located in San Francisco, is dedicated to the collection, preservation, authentic interpretation, and sharing of historical information of the Japanese American experience for the diverse broader national community. NJAHS sponsors and produces travelling exhibitions, publications, videos, interactive multimedia, and educational programs and houses military and camp collections. Our quarterly journal, Nikkei Heritage presents timely analysis and insight into the many facets of the Japanese American experience.


Through our affiliation with Discover Nikkei, we will publish "Nikkei Heritage" ( on-line, and make accessible on the Discover Nikkei Web site featured analysis, writings and interviews on three future issues: "Diaspora", "War", and "Peace". We will contribute to the Community Forum updates on NJAHS collaborations on exhibitions, film projects, and educational programs.


1684 Post Street,
San Francisco, CA 94115

Phone: 415-921-5007


Historic Building 640, located on the grounds of the former San Francisco Presidio, was the first stop for Nikkei who served in the Military Intelligence Service during World War II. An planned interpretive center will preserve the building and present a vital piece of American history through exhibits and an interactive learning center Photo: NJAHS collection.

The cover of NJAHS' journal, Nikkei Heritage. The volume number and title of the Nikkei Heritage is Vol. XVI, Number 2, Summer 2004, Diaspora. Photo: NJAHS collection

NJAHS co-sponsors the annual Locked In, Locked Out: Linking Japanese American Internment to Your Rights Today High School Juried Creative Arts Competition. California students are invited to enter their essays, spoken word/poetry and visual art. Photo: NJAHS collection

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