It's Listed! Little Tokyo Historic District
By 1900, this working-class Los Angeles neighborhood became known as "Little Tokyo." Japanese businesses grew and dominated Little Tokyo since the first restaurant opened 1885. See the buildings and culture-filled streets.
Did You Know? Hachiman Jinja
Worshiping the God of War: The Shinto shrine of Saipan Island is dedicated to the Japanese spirit of war. The Jinja survived World War II and the change of military power. Learn more about this sacred site!
Find Out About: Kah Wah Chung Company Building
This building served the Chinese residents of John Day, Oregon, for many decades as a community center, post office, trading post, traditional Chinese medicinal herb store, and much more. Unearth Kah Wah, the "Golden Flower of Prosperity."
It's Listed! Garnier Building (Chinese American Museum)
A downtown San Francisco landmark for over a century, the Garnier Building was and is the center of the city’s Chinese-American community. See the neighborhood throughout the ages, the people, and the colorful parades that passed through the streets.
Find Out About: Portland Buddhist Church
See the origins of Portland’s Japantown. This building holds countless memories of Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans. The building served many purposes, such as a church, social center, hostel, and more.
Did You Know? Kyoto Gardens of Honolulu Memorial Park
Peace, Harmony, and Nature: The cities of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Kyoto, Japan, connect at Honolulu Memorial Park's Kyoto Gardens. See images of the magnificent landscape, Kenkaku-ji Temple, pagodas, and more.
It's Listed! Mendocino Joss House (Temple of Kwan Tai)
A "Joss House" is a small Chinese temple. These vividly-painted Joss Houses on the California coastline contain unique artifacts of traditional Chinese culture and customs. Check out a temple to the God of War (Kwan Tai) and more!
Did You Know? Mukai Cold Process Fruit Barrelling Plant
A young immigrant from Japan, Denichiro Mukai, worked hard to start a new life of prosperity in America. Learn more about his fruit farm, successful processing business, and his family's American Dream.
Find Out About: Fafai Beach
Another Stonehenge? This beach in Guam is home to a rare archeological find – tall stone arrangements that remain from a prehistoric village. Examine Fafai’s similarity to another famous rock formation.
It's Listed! Gadao’s Cave
The prehistoric drawings in Gadao’s Cave are breathtaking, but can you decipher the meaning of these pictographs? Click here to learn more about the ancient society that lived near the Cave.
Did You Know? Umatac Outdoor Library
This monument – a large white stone book shelf– was once a real outdoor library! It was built by a Guam native who wanted to help others learn English and cultivate the love of reading. See historic photographs here!
Find Out About: Plaza de Espana
A Palace for Many Nations: This residence was built in 1736 for Spanish colonialists. It continued to serve as a "palace" for other nations that ruled Guam, including Japan and the U.S. See the grand luxury and historic sites on the Plaza de Espana grounds.
It's Listed! Torre Water Catchment
See how irrigation innovations changed the lives of hundreds of settlers in Guam and transformed the traditional lifestyle of communities.
Did You Know? Guam Institute (Lujan House)
The Lujan House, Guam's only private school in early 20th century, charged tuition of $1 a month. Many of Guam’s Institute's graduates turned into the island's most respected civil servants and businessmen. Find out more!
Find Out About: Leluh Ruins (Kosrae Freely Associated State, FSM)
City of Ruins: European explorers were shocked when, in 1984, they encountered the Leluh society and their city, built at least 400 years earlier. The advanced quality of the structures, streets, and walls astounded the Europeans.
It's Listed! Nan Madol (Temwen Island, Pohnpei State, FSM)
Known as the "Venice of the Pacific," this ancient city of islands was home to a legendary civilization. Uncover over 1500 years of history here!
Did You Know? Rull Men’s Meeting House (Yap Freely Associated State, FSM)
Prehistoric rituals and traditions continue at Micronesia’s Rull Men’s Meeting House. The faluw held events for war strategy, rites of passage, housing important visitors, and passing traditions. It is a place of pride.
Find Out About: Truk Lagoon Underwater Sea Fleet (Truk Atoll, FSM)
An entire Japanese fleet rests at the bottom of Truk Lagoon in Micronesia, including a destroyer and a submarine! During WWII, the Japanese left their base in Truk and fought a difficult battle with the U.S. Navy.
It's Listed! St. Xavier High School
St. Xavier Seminary and High School in Micronesia was once a Japanese radio control station during World War II.
Did You Know? Old Japanese Hospital
On the island of Saipan, many societies mix, including native Saipanese, Japanese, and American. The Japanese Hospital complex preserved the unique interaction of cultures. It now serves as the Museum of History of Culture.