Washington, DC - This past weekend, reports of increased screening of Iranian Americans returning to the United States from Canada arose late Saturday night and early Sunday morning. Although individuals were not officially detained or taken into custody according to C...

Doctors denied access to offer flu shots at migrant

shelters continue protesting in San Diego.  

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Craft in America: IDENTITY profiles Artists who explore issues of gender, race, culture and place, offering true expressions of their experience in this world, including Wendy Maruyama who has overcome challenges of deafness and cerebral palsy to become one of our coun...

In the past week, the JACL has been struck with the loss of two pillars in our community. On November 20, Wataru “Wat” Misaka passed away in his hometown of Ogden, Utah at the age of 95. Yesterday, one week later, on November 27, Greg Marutani of San Francisco, Califor...

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, undergrad...

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 heritage during World War II. This comparison is incredibly...

Washington, DC - On Thursday, September 26, Congress held two important hearings on Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention and oversight. The House Judiciary subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship held a hearing on "The Expansion and Troubling Use of...

Thank you to every sponsor, donor, volunteer and attendee who helped us turn Saturday’s 90th anniversary gala into a reality. 

From our amazing masters of ceremonies David Ono and Tamlyn Tomita to our guest of honor, George Takei, who reminded us that while Japanes...


Program Overview

Up to 92 participants will be selected to participate in this year’s JACL Kakehashi Program, coordinated by the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and the Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE), and supported by funding from the J...

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