The JACL is committed to the goal of educating our membership and the public at-large about the Japanese American historical experience and the lesson that the World War II incarceration holds for the future conduct of our government related to our Constitutional liberties.


SAN FRANCISCO — JACL recognizes that COVID-19 has disrupted our everyday lives, and the impact has also been felt by students.  Colleges have closed, instruction has gone online, and students have moved home.  With decreased access to student services, such as obtaining their transcripts, students have faced challenges in securing required…

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JACL Announces the 2020 Scholarship Program

November 27, 2019For Immediate ReleaseDavid Inoue, Executive Director, 202-223-1240Sarah Baker, VP Public Affairs SAN FRANCISCO — The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) is kicking off its National Scholarship and Awards Program for the 2020 academic year. The JACL annually offers approximately 30 college scholarships for students who are incoming college freshmen, undergraduates…

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Senator Kennedy’s Attempt to Draw Parallels to Japanese American Incarceration is Outlandish

November 19, 2019 For Immediate Release David Inoue, Executive Director, 202-223-1240Sarah Baker, VP Public Affairs Washington, DC – Senator Kennedy of Louisiana was quoted as comparing current House impeachment proceedings to the lack of due process leading up to the mass incarceration of nearly 120,000 people of Japanese…

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Executive Director, David Inoue’s Comments on Washington Nationals Catcher, Kurt Suzuki’s White House Visit

Where have you gone Kurt Suzuki? Should our lonely nation turn its eyes to you? David Inoue, Executive Director, JACL Parenting in these times can be challenging. This fall has been a roller coaster ride as my seven year old son has followed his hometown baseball team, the Washington Nationals,…

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