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The 21st Century Museum: Significant artifacts selected by Japanese American National Museum Volunteers

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Roy Sakamoto - Citizenship Papers

Roy Sakamoto is a Wednesday & Saturday Group Tour Docent at the museum. For him, the citizenship papers on display in the exhibition are very personal. His Issei father wanted to go back to Japan after World War II, but he later changed his mind. He told Roy, “My legacy is no longer in Japan, it’s here in America.”

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In the summer of 2010, Japanese American National Museum volunteers created 30-second digital video shorts sharing their personal stories related to artifacts from the exhibition Common Ground: The Heart of Community. ... More »


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