Starting in 1890, Issei (first generation) came to the Santa Clara Valley in search of work. In 1900, Japanese Americans established Japantown, a place for them to meet their social, cultural and economic needs in a society hostile to their presence.
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JAMSJ IN THE NEWS
Our very own Jim Nagareda was interviewed for Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa. Together, they discuss the book ,"Images of America: San Jose Japantown," which talks about how the historic neighborhood stood the test of time and got to where it is today. JAMsj is also featured as Jim and Robert talk about how the museum showcases a unique collection of permanent and rotating exhibits chronicling more than a century of Japanese American History.
Watch this two-part interview from NBC Bay Area!