Japanese American Museum, San Jose

The broad mission of the recently renamed Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj) is to collect, preserve, and disseminate the arts, culture, and history of Japanese Americans (JAs). A specific goal is to collect and share artifacts and historical documents that capture the Japanese American experience, particularly those that tell the story of JAs who lived in and contributed to the development of the Santa Clara Valley. In support of this goal, JAMsj now has several permanent exhibits, an extensive library, and personal computers for the public to view and use. The latter — aided by a wireless network and a broadband Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) — can perform high-speed searches and make presentations. In an effort to go beyond the walls of the museum, JAMsj has an Internment Speaker's Bureau whose members visit local schools and other groups to share their firsthand experiences, particularly those relating to World War II. JAMsj also offers teacher-training workshops to help prepare teachers to integrate the lessons of the World War II incarceration into their instruction.
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