Community Activities

jci  Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute (GVJCI)

The Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute is a 501(C)(3) non-profit community center housing various classes, services, and programs for seniors, non-senior adults, and youth in the South Bay area for over 40  years.  Its mission is to serve the needs of the JA community of the South Bay area through educational, cultural, and social programs, as well as the community at large, sharing the Japanese and Japanese American cultural heritage.

Our South Bay JACL uses their facilities for our board meetings every month and also for assembly of our newsletters. 
For more information about the GVJCI see their website at:   http://www.jci-gardena.org



Japanese American National Museum

369 East First Street
Los Angeles, California 90012
phone: 213.625.0414
fax: 213.625.1770

History of the Japanese American National Museum

The Japanese American National Museum is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to sharing the experience of Americans of Japanese ancestry. The founding of the Museum is a story of high hopes, remarkable achievements, frustration, and ultimately, success. Like the saga of generations of Japanese Americans, it is a story of tenacity.


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