July 16, 2016 • 5:30 PM TO 8:30 PM
Pioneer Ocean View Church  2550 Fairfield Street, San Diego

Come join us for a Hawaiian luau to celebrate our Hawaiian heritage within the Japanese American community in San Diego. The event, presented by the Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego, will feature: Delicious “Hawaiian” food • Fun entertainment • Kids activities Taiko, hula & ukulele performances • Silent auction with fabulous prizes.  Visit bit.ly/JAHSSDLUAU for tickets or download and return the form.

Opening reception for “Mingei from the Internment Camps”

JAHSSD Gallery at the San Diego History Center

Presented in cooperation with the Mingei International Museum, this Exhibition explores the creativity and beauty of everyday objects created by people of Japanese ancestry while they were incarcerated in American internment camps during World War II.

The exhibition will include unique handcrafted items from the Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego’s collection, and loans from community members. Many items, some being displayed for the first time, were made by San Diegans living at the Poston, Arizona relocation facility. Light refreshments will be served. This exhibition will be open through mid-September 2016. Admission to the JAHSSD Gallery is free to JAHSSD members.  For more information please contact JAHSSD 

This is an article from the SAN DIEGO VETERANS MUSEUM IN BALBOA PARK’s April 2016 newsletter, featuring JAHSSD intern Meghan Kanegaye. Meghan researched her topic at and used artifacts from the JAHSSD Archive as part of her internship.



Meghan Kanegaye, a student at Francis Parker School, developed this exhibit and collected the artifacts to tell the story of Bert M. Tanaka, a Japanese American, who graduated from San Diego High School, returned to Hawaii in June 1941 and enlisted in the US Army. Bert was a member of the famous all Japanese-American 442nd Regimental Combat Team and received a battlefield promotion from Sergeant to 2LT and was awarded the Silver Star. Learn about Bert’s story at our museum and see the Congressional Gold Medal presented to the surviving members from that unit. The photo shows Meghan in front of her exhibit. We encourage you to visit one of our frequent community partners, the Veterans Museum in Balboa Park, 2115 Park Blvd., San Diego.

Community Events

Joint Concert: Kearny Mesa Concert Band & The Japan Maritime Self Defense Forces Training Squadron Band
· Tuesday, June 14, 2016 6:45 to 8PM
· Horton Plaza Park (corner of Broadway and 4th – downtown San Diego)
· Picnic while you listen!
· Post-concert presentation to the Japan Maritime Self Defense Forces of a painting of their ship, the KASHIMA by artist and KMCB percussionist Richard DeRosset
· Parking: at Horton Plaza is free if you self validate your ticket before 8 and exit by 8:30, otherwise there is a $10 charge. There is more convenient parking for $10 after 5 PM at the NBC Building at 225 Broadway. The NBC parking is well lit and closer to the venue.

For more information please download the flyer.

Mailing Address

P.O. Box, 22349 San Diego CA 92192-2349
Telephone Number: (619) 338-8181
Email Address: jahssd@sbcglobal.net

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