Resilience—A Sansei Sense of Legacy

October 2-December 22

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Visit the new museum

Visit us at our new location at the Naito Center in northwest Portland!

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Take Action: Expo Center Survey

Help honor the historical legacy of this site.

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Oregon’s Nikkei: An American Story of Resilience

View our permanent exhibit.

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Visit the Japanese American Historical Plaza

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JAMO Museum

Sharing and preserving Japanese American history and culture in Portland’s Old Town neighborhood, where Japantown once thrived.

Formerly known as the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, JAMO at Naito Center is a venue for culture and research as well as an invaluable resource for exploring Nikkei experiences and their role in Oregon's multicultural community. Our permanent exhibit space highlights Issei immigration and early life in Oregon, Nihonmachi (Japantown), life after Executive Order 9066 (including the Portland Assembly Center), and contemporary Nikkei life.

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Join the movement to preserve and honor the history and culture of Japanese Americans in the Pacific Northwest.


Latest news

Japanese American Museum of Oregon:

We spoke with @CrystalLigori at @OPB on the new national Irei monument and book of names, as well as our local Japantown history, farming, and the story of Japanese Americans in Oregon:

Japanese American Museum of Oregon:

80 Years Later will be at the @portlandfilm on Oct 15! The film explores how one inherits traumatic history across generations through conversations with survivors of WWII Japanese American incarceration and their descendants:

Japanese American Museum of Oregon:

The Immigrant Story will be live in-person October 11 at @willamette_u with storytelling from community members from from Bosnia, Syria and South Korea: