Japanese American Experience
National Park Service Sites
Manzanar National Historic Site in CA was another of the ten World War II camps that held Japanese American Internees.
WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument
Tule Lake Unit Tule Lake became a monument along with other units in Hawaii and Alaska by Presidential Proclamation in December 2008. Tule Lake includes sites in the Tule Lake Basin where Japanese Americans were incarcerated during WWII.
Densho is a website whose mission is to preserve the testimonies of Japanese Americans who were incarcerated during World War II before their memories are extinguished. They offer oral history accounts, coupled with historical images and teacher resources, to explore principles of democracy and promote equal justice for all.
Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles houses exhibits and artifacts that chronicle most aspects of the Japanese experience in America.
The Wing Luke Asian Museum in Seattle engages the public in exploring issues related to the culture, art, and history of Asian Pacific Americans.
The Bainbridge Island Historical Society on Bainbridge Island seeks to collect, interpret, safeguard and display significant items from Bainbridge Island's colorful past.
The Oregon Nikkei Legacy which is sharing and preserving Japanese American history and culture in Portland's Old Town neighborhood, where Japantown once thrived.
The Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community tells about the history of the Bainbridge Island community as well as current activities that maintain community connections, celebrate diversity, and promote civil liberties education.
Did You Know?
Nearly ten percent of the camp’s population – about 1,000 internees -- were in the military service. Of the ten relocation centers, Minidoka had the most volunteers.