National Japanese American Veterans Council (NJAVC)

Member since Fev 2004

Objetivo do Site

It is the mission of the National Japanese American Veterans Council to provide national leadership in coordinating, aligning and representing the common interest of all Japanese American veterans organizations and their members on matter of mutual interest and benefit; to serve as a clearinghouse for information that relate to or affect Japanese American veterans organizations and members; and, to provide guidance in the future planning of Japanese American veterans organizations, consistent with the Council's affiliation with the Japanese American National Museum.


The National Japanese American Veterans Council's participation in the Nikkei Legacy Project is based on the belief that the history of the Japanese in the U.S. inevitably includes the incomparable military contributions that service personnel of Japanese ancestry played in winning World War II, as well as the wars that followed. Those contributions also helped significantly in overcoming racial intolerance in the United States.

The Council is dedicated to the preservation of that military history by collecting and providing information about, and access to, the various Japanese American veterans groups that hold primary membership records, and by displaying historical materials, oral histories, and essays of Japanese American veterans through the Discover Nikkei website, or through its own website.

The Japanese American military history in World War II, both in Europe and in the Pacific, including the occupation of Japan, together with service rendered in the Korean and Vietnam wars, provide a rich tableau of accomplishments and sacrifices that enriches our nation's history, and provides source materials for historians, researchers, students, families and friends.


PO Box 391
Vienna, VA 22183

Calvin Ninomiya
Tel: 301-652-8135
Fax: 301-652-8135

Walter Ozawa


Pfc. Larry Imamura, of Kehaha, Kauai, Hawaii, a Japanese-American with the 442nd combat team of the 100th Infantry Bn., in Bivouac in the Charmois area of France, writes a letter before meeting the Germans on the front lines for the first time. U.S. Seventh Army. 10/22/44. Photo: U.S. Army photograph

Brig. Gen. Frank Merrill, commanding general of infantry troops in Burma, poses between his Japanese-American interpreters, who are, left to right, Sgt. Herbert Kiyasaki (Paauilo, Hawaii), and Sgt. Akiji Yoshimura (Colusa, Calif.). Non-Baum, Burma. 5/1/44. Photo: U.S. Army photograph

Nisei Japanese soldiers, interpreters of the Linguist Section, Allied Translator and Interpreter Section, General Headquarters, Allied Powers in the Pacific, Tokyo, Japan, attend class in legal terminology as part of training program to better their knowledge of the Japanese language. 9-3-46. Photo: U.S. Army photograph

Lucca area, Italy -- Gen. Mark W. Clark, CG of the fifteenth army group (touring the 92nd division area) welcomes the men of the 442nd Regiment, and the 100th Battalion, who are now under his command. General Clark formerly commanded them while he was CG of the fifth army, and they were then with the 34th Division. Fifth Army. 3 April 1945. Photo: U.S. Army photograph

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