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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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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:

RT @almakatsu: Racism absolutely was a key reason for the Japanese internment. When writing The Fervor, I looked at the facts from a political analyst's perspective. Racism made it all possible when there wasn't a shred of evidence of actual spying or sabotage

Japanese American Museum of Oregon:

RT @HeartMountainWY: The @HeartMountainWY will keep teaching that racism was a key reason for the Japanese American incarceration, @HiguchiJD writes in @MercuryVirginia, because “history doesn’t bend for a politician’s agenda.” Let’s not whitewash history.

Japanese American Museum of Oregon:

Applications for educator workshops at the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center are now open! Sessions are in June and July, and accepted teachers receive a stipend for travel: