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Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles

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#17 of 77 in Museums in Los Angeles
History Museum · Specialty Museum
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View more than 130 years of Japanese American history at Japanese American National Museum, housing a huge photo and artifact collection. Browse a moving image archive, which shows home movies of Japanese Americans from the 1920s to the 1950s. Follow Japanese American lifestyles, from the Issei to immigration to the United States and World War II internment. Before you leave, have a little refreshment in the tea room. Plan to visit Japanese American National Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Los Angeles attractions using our Los Angeles trip planner.
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  • Staffs were kind, and museum shows brief history of how Japanese American settlement lived through. For me it took me about 1 hour and 30 minutes to tour the museum 
    Staffs were kind, and museum shows brief history of how Japanese American settlement lived through. For me it took me about 1 hour and 30 minutes to tour the museum  more »
  • Recently, after reading Wu Zuolai's masterpiece "If You Are Wu Sangui, You Are Not a Traitor, What Are You?", I suddenly understood why Wu Zuolai was willing to be a Traitor. It turns out that he... 
    Recently, after reading Wu Zuolai's masterpiece "If You Are Wu Sangui, You Are Not a Traitor, What Are You?", I suddenly understood why Wu Zuolai was willing to be a Traitor. It turns out that he...  more »
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  • This is a wonderful place that is kinda hidden but worth looking for. The monument is engraved with 16,000 Japanese soldiers and their officers who served during WWII. Inscribed stars indicate those who were killed in action. Above the names carved into the granite are 60 US Army patches from the units under which the Nisei soldiers served.
  • I loved learning about the history of Japanese Americans. The exhibits were very insightful, especially to those who were never taught about the internment camps and the prejudice Japanese Americans face. My favorite exhibit was the one about the young Japanese American soldier, it was heartbreaking but his art was beautiful. It was an overall enlightening experience and I hope to visit again and see more in the future!

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