BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20140308T000000Z DTEND:20140308T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Where are you from?&nbsp\; Where are you REALLY from?\n\nThis i s a question that many people hate to hear\, but this question will have a different meaning after the presentation by Shigeru Kojima on March 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj).&nbsp\; Koji ma has devoted many years of study to this topic and is the curator and a research fellow of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Yokoh ama Japanese Overseas Migration Museum (JOMM). The JOMM is the largest mus eum in Japan devoted to the study of Japanese overseas&nbsp\;migration.\n\ nFor hundreds of years\, Japan's 'closed door' policy led to isolation. In fact\, it was not until the 1880s that Japanese were even allowed to leav e. Why were Japanese from areas such as Kumamoto\, Yamaguchi\, Fukuoka and Hiroshima among the largest groups that left Japan?&nbsp\;\n\n&nbsp\;Your appreciation of and curiosity about the Issei generation and other early pioneers will grow after learning how and why the first Japanese came to A merica through Kojima's research and exhibits at JOMM.\n\nWhile there is n o fee for this presentation\, donations to JAMsj will be appreciated.\nPle ase contact&nbsp\;<a href=" .73.1.0/mail/getBody?folderId=1&amp\;messageId=NDI5OGEmFGxkb17oB2JuhJ52ai% 2FVzJtz&amp\;purpose=display&amp\;bodyType=htmlNoExternals#">PublicProgram</a>&nbsp\;or call (408) 294-3138 to reserve a spot.\n SUMMARY:A New World: Japan's Migration Story URL:/en/events/2014/03/08/a-new-world-japans-migration-story/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR