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The Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community invites the public to join them for the 82nd Annual Day of Remembrance on March 30th

The Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community members invite the public to join them Saturday, March 30, as they commemorate the 82nd anniversary of the forced removal of Japanese American friends and neighbors from Bainbridge Island.

 Japanese Exclusion Memorial The commemoration will be held …

It’s Back! Mochi Tsuki – an Island Japanese Festival Like None Other – at Woodward MS this Saturday

As has been their tradition for more than three decades, the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community (BIJAC) will host Mochi Tsuki, a Japanese festival aimed at ringing in the New Year the Japanese-American way this coming Saturday, January 6,

Poet and Washington Book Award Winner to Speak at Japanese Remembrance Event – This Saturday!

Michele Bombardier - PhotoMichele Bombardier, the island’s first ever Poet Laureate, is quickly bringing poetry to life on Bainbridge Island. “I’m having a blast,” she says, gushing with enthusiasm. “Two things I love: my hometown and poetry.”

Bombardier has pulled off a …

The long-awaited Departure Deck is now open at the Japanese American Exclusion Memorial

Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion MemorialOn March 30, 1942, 276 Japanese American Bainbridge Island residents were forced to leave the island due to President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066. The order included approximately 120,000 other Japanese Americans throughout the country, who were all forced …

Remembering the Past – 80th Commemoration of the forced removal of Japanese Americans from Bainbridge Island

Sign at Pegasus regarding 1942 Registration for Japanese AmericansOn a rainy day in late February, I met with Clarence Moriwaki, Bainbridge Island City councilman and past president of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community (BIJAC) and the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial Association (BIJAEM), at …

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