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The Cats of Mirikitani documentary film
The Cats of Mirikitani

Please join us on Saturday, April 6th for the screening of the movie, The Cats of Mirikitani. This documentary tells the story of Jimmy Mirikitani who survived the trauma of WWII internment camps, …

BINGO Fundraiser

Please join us on Saturday, May 4th for a fun afternoon playing bingo at the Monterey JACL Hall from 1:00-3:00pm. Bring the whole family, kids, and friends. The event is to help raise funds for the JACL General Funds.

Monterey resident discovers new species
Hattori & the White Abalone

Please read this fascinating article from the Monterey Herald, "A name nearly lost to time—Monterey resident discovered a new species, but he wasn't credited." In 1939 Roy Hattori was diving for abalone off the…

JACL Monterey

Fish Markets and Abalone
By the mid 1930's, 80% of the businesses such as fish markets and abalone processors on the Monterey Wharf were Japanese owned.
Nihon Machi in Monterey
First Japanese Immigrants to the Monterey Peninsula
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Fishing Ruled and Salmon was King
In August of 1909, the end of salmon season, the Monterey Daily Cypress reported that there were 185 salmon boats fishing the bay; 145 of these boats were Japanese-owned.
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