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The NVN is a coalition of organizations and individuals dedicated to educating the nation on the Japanese American World War II experience. NVN led a national campaign to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the 100th Infantry, 442nd RCT and MIS.

Our mission is to educate and inspire character and equality through the virtue and valor of our World War II American veterans of Japanese ancestry. Learning from the past to improve the future.

The mission of the Japanese American National Museum is to promote understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience.

A grassroots organization dedicated to preserving, educating and sharing the story of World War II-era incarceration of Japanese Americans in order to deepen understanding of American history and inspire action for equality.

Nationally recognized for our work in creating dynamic, community-driven exhibitions and programs, we put our community at the heart of each exhibition we create.

The Friends of Minidoka engages in and supports education, research and historic preservation of the WWII incarceration experience. We strive to pass on the history, legacy, and lessons of civil liberties through transforming and inspiring experiences for the general public and those with personal and familial ties to Minidoka.

The annual pilgrimage to the Minidoka National Historic Site in Idaho strives to honor the generations that were involuntarily sent to Minidoka by sharing stories of their imprisonment with the younger generation and others unfamiliar with the story so that in the future due process of the law will be demanded so no single group is targeted again.

While the JACL’s founding mission was focused on protecting the civil rights of Americans of Japanese ancestry, today we are committed to protecting the rights of all segments of the Asian Pacific American community.

We empower our Asian community through a continuum of exceptional health care services that are culturally sensitive.

In 1947, the grateful but still ravaged City of Bruyères France built near Hill 555 a simple stone monument in honor of the Americans of Japanese descent who in October 1944 liberated their city from the German invaders.