JACL News

Otemae Choodai itashimasu

“Otemae Choodai itashimasu” (I will partake of the tea you have prepared for me). The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) of the Monterey Peninsula hosted an Urasenke Tradition tea ceremony demonstration to celebrate the new year with community members on Saturday, January 7th at the historic Monterey Peninsula JACL Hall. Approximately 80 people enjoyed a …

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Teacher Training

Join us on March 25, 2023,  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at theMonterey Japanese American Citizens League Hall for a Teacher Training. Shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, 120,000 residents of California were forcibly removed from their homes without cause, due process or compensation. The reason for their incarceration was the single characteristic they …

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Monterey JACL Heritage Museum Personalized Pavers

The Monterey JACL Heritage Museum Personalized Pavers Project in 2022 was a resounding success. 56 pavers were ordered and installed at the entrance to the Heritage Museum. Hopefully many of you have had a chance to see the beautiful pavers. Due to to the overwhelming interest in the personalized pavers, we will be collecting orders …

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JACL to host a Swabbing/Bone Marrow Registration Drive

The Japanese American Citizens League of the Monterey Peninsula will be hosting a Swabbing/Bone Marrow Registration Event on Saturday, March 4th from 12:00–4:00pm. Help us support 13 year-old, Maxine, who was recently diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia and is in need of a stem cell transplant.  The Monterey JACL is inviting the community to the Swabbing/Bone …

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Enduring Democracy: The Monterey Petition at the Cinequest Film Festival

Exciting News! The Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose has released its schedule for Enduring Democracy: The Monterey Petition. The screenings are on Sunday, August 21, 1:00pm at the Hammer Theater Center and Sunday August 28, 5:00pm at the Pruneyard Cinemas. Our film is in competition for Best Documentary, which includes the Audience Award based …

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JACL to host a Bonsai Demonstration

The Japanese American Citizens League of the Monterey Peninsula is pleased to announce a Bonsai demonstration by Mr. Katsumi Kinoshita, a well-respected California Master Bonsai instructor. Bonsai is the Japanese art of tree miniaturization. The demonstration will take place at the JACL Hall at 424 Adams Street in Monterey at 1:00 PM on Saturday July 2, …

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Enduring Democracy: The Monterey Petition

The Monterey JACL Presents the Premier Showing of the DocumentaryEnduring Democracy The Japanese American Citizens League of the Monterey Peninsula proudly presents the documentary, Enduring Democracy: The Monterey Petition. The film will be shown on Saturday April 9th, 2:00pm at the JACL Hall, 424 Adams Street, Monterey, California. Following the showing, there will be a …

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What Makes Our Society Accepting:
Exploring the Japanese Immigration Cases in Monterey and San José

President Biden proclaimed February 19th as a Day of Remembrance for the Japanese-American Incarceration During WWII to commemorate this injustice driven by President Franklin Roosevelt 80 years ago and to honor the people who dedicated themselves to defend the democratic ideals of this Nation. And now, our democracy is tested again. At the end of …

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Exploring the Japanese Immigration Cases in Monterey and San José
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