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May

“The way it was”: History of Portland’s Japantown kept alive

By JAMO Category:Media Coverage, News

KOIN, May 4, 2022 For several decades, Portland once had a thriving Japantown. That neighborhood was nearly erased, however, when Japanese Americans were forced into internment camps. Now, the goal

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12
Apr

A Collaboration Between the Japanese American Museum of Oregon and the Architectural Heritage Center Has Received a $25,000 Award

By JAMO Category:Media Coverage, News

A Collaboration Between the Japanese American Museum of Oregon and the Architectural Heritage Center Has Received a $25,000 Award Willamette Week, April 12, 2022 The Japanese American Museum of Oregon

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15
May

Japanese American Museum of Oregon to open at the Naito Center in the Old Town Loft building

By JAMO Category:Media Coverage, News

Asian Reporter, May 3, 2021 - The Japanese American Museum of Oregon (JAMO), previously known as the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, is scheduled to open this month at its new location at the Naito Center in northwest Portland. The move to the new building and subsequent reopening of the museum were[…]

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10
May

Japanese American Museum of Oregon

By JAMO Category:Media Coverage, News

KOIN 6, May 10, 2021 - PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A new museum in Old Town that opened earlier this month commemorates the history and traditions of Oregon’s Japanese American Citizens. Some of that history was tragic, but there were also some triumphs.

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6
May

JAMO reclaims its home in Old Town

By JAMO Category:Media Coverage, News

KATU, May 6, 2021 - PORTLAND, Ore. — The Japanese American Museum of Oregon (JAMO) is settling into its new, permanent home in Old Town. It's the latest piece of the puzzle to revitalize Portland's cultural center. The museum's virtual grand opening was held on May 6th. It's a significant day[…]

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12
Apr

15 Ways to Support Portland’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

By JAMO Category:Media Coverage, News

Portland Monthly , April 12, 2021 - On March 16, eight people were murdered in Atlanta, six of whom were Asian American women—Hyun Jung Grant, 51, Soon Chung Park, 74, Suncha Kim, 69, Yong Ae Yue, 63, Xiaojie Tan, 49, Daoyou Feng, 44, Paul Andre Michels, 54, and Delaina Ashley Yaun, 33. This was[…]

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1
Apr

History behind Portland’s waterfront cherry blossoms

By JAMO Category:Media Coverage, News

KGW, April 1, 2021 - The cherry blossoms on the Portland waterfront are in full bloom right now. There's actually a pretty interesting history behind them. The trees were a gift from Japan for the dedication of the Japanese American Historical Plaza in 1990. According to the Japanese American[…]

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23
Mar

Resistance: Relocating Minoru Yasui’s prison cell

By JAMO Category:Media Coverage, News

Oregon ArtsWatch, March 23, 2021 - As the only Oregon native to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, Minoru Yasui arguably should be a household name in the state already. Yet only recently—nearly eight decades after Yasui’s most heroic act—has his[…]

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21
Dec

Where We Live: Minoru ‘Min’ Yasui’s jail cell

By JAMO Category:Media Coverage, News

KOIN, December 21, 2020 - PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The jail cell that held Japanese American attorney Minoru “Min” Yasui during World War II is a symbol of a dark time in Oregon’s history. It was recently removed from the old Multnomah County Courthouse but will be preserved in a museum to[…]

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