2016 Fall Raffle Winners!


Grand Prize
Airfare for Two: Lawson & Mineko Sakai

Second Prize
Airfare for 2 (continental US): Mike Namba

Third Prize:  David Upcher
Las Vegas Casino Hotel Stay
Thank you to all for helping raising matching funds for
Japanese American Confinement sites grants!

On the MIS Treasure Hunt: Inside NJAHS’ Historical Laboratories in the Heart of Japantown and on the Edge of the Presidio

My name is Jaclyn Sakura Knitter. I am a multi-culti, multi-ethnic gosei and a current second-year candidate in the University of San Francisco’s Master’s in Asia Pacific Studies (MAPS) Program. I am a familiar face to some in Japantown, having previously worked at YakiniQ Café on Post St. before serving an internship at the Smithsonian…

Interested In Becoming a Docent Tour Guide?

NJAHS is looking for docent tour guides at the Military Intelligence Service Historic Learning Center in the Presidio! Our mission at this interactive learning center is to preserve a vital part of American history as a tribute to the Japanese American experience and as a promise to the MIS legacy of peace and reconciliation. This site was…

Halfway Through: A Message From Our NCI Intern

I am Joseph Tsuboi, a multiracial yonsei from Moraga, California and rising junior at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. I applied to the Nikkei Community Internship (NCI) hoping to broaden my sense community and to seek out fellow Nikkei undergraduates of the Bay Area. At the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS), where I was…

Leadership Counselors for NJAHS Discovery Summer Camp Wanted!

The NJAHS Discovery Summer Camp is seeking experienced counselors (high school & college) for a 4 week paid summer camp @ the MIS Historic Learning Center in the Presidio of SF. Click here to download the application Camp Counselor Application Submit completed application to: Melissa Ayumi Bailey: Melissa@njahs.org Subject Line: NJAHS Discovery Summer Camp Counselor By: 5 pm…

Annual Awards Dinner – Carrying ON: 2016

Photos from the Annual Awards Dinner Event Carrying ON: 2016 –110th Anniversary of San Francisco’s Japantown May 1, 2016 ON- an obligation, a profound responsibility that transcends generations, to honor those who left a heritage of hard work, determination, and big dreams. In tribute to Japanese American family-owned businesses such as Okamura’s Benkyo-do, Mihara’s Paper Tree, and Yasukochi’s Sweet…