Michelle Obama presents nation’s highest honors to JA National Museum

First lady Michelle Obama presented the Institute of Museums and Library Services’ (IMLS) National Medal, the nation’s highest honor for museums, to the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) in a ceremony held on Dec. 17. JANM President and CEO Akemi Kikumura Yano, Board Chairman Emeritus Ernest Doizaki, and community member Paul Takemoto accepted the National […]

Two days of festivities planned to celebrate Congressional Gold Medal

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Oct. 5 signed into law the congressional bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal collectively to the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and Nisei who served in the Military Intelligence Service during World War II. Six Nisei World War II veterans and other officials participated in the […]

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