Historic Destinations

  • National Japanese American Memorial Foundation

    March 17, 2024 by

    They are dedicated to preserving the Japanese American WWII legacy by honoring their heroic military service and patriotism while educating the public about their unjust incarceration and sacrifices. Events: Day […] READ MORE

  • Amache Preservation Society

    September 17, 2023 by

    The Amache Preservation Society (APS) maintains the physical site of Amache and is instrumental in its preservation. The society was established by Mr. John Hopper, a social studies teacher and […] READ MORE

  • Go For Broke National Education Center

    September 3, 2023 by

    The center’s mission is to educate and inspire character and equality through the virtue and valor of the World War II American veterans of Japanese ancestry. READ MORE

  • Tanforan Assembly Center Memorial Committee

    August 29, 2023 by

    They are creating a memorial to the 8,000 persons of Japanese ancestry who were imprisoned at Tanforan. READ MORE

  • Italian Residence

    July 27, 2023 by

    For most of the history of this early 1900s building at 600 North Third St., it served as the residence of an Italian family. Two Nisei attorneys, Wayne Kanemoto and […] READ MORE

  • Nichi Bei Bussan

    July 27, 2023 by

    In 1902, Shojiro Tatsuno opened the first Nichi Bei Bussan in what is now San Francisco’s Chinatown, carrying American goods that catered to the immigrant Japanese population. In 1948 Tatsuno’s […] READ MORE

  • George’s Service Center

    July 27, 2023 by

    The station was designed by Associated Oil Company and constructed between 1932 and 1938 at its current location. Although it no longer offers gasoline, George’s Service Center has provided auto […] READ MORE

  • Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj)

    July 27, 2023 by

    Established in 1987, the Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj) began as a 1984-86 research project on Japanese American farmers in the Santa Clara Valley, which led to the […] READ MORE

  • Mineta House

    July 27, 2023 by

    Built in 1929, this was the childhood home of Norman Mineta, the former San Jose mayor, U.S. congressman, and U.S. Secretary of Transportation from 2001-2006, the longest serving Transportation Secretary […] READ MORE

  • Issei Memorial Building

    July 27, 2023 by

    Built in 1910 as the Kuwabara Hospital, this building was originally named for its first resident physician, Dr. Taisuke Kuwabara. The hospital closed its doors in 1934. Several community members […] READ MORE

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