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Japanese American National Museum

Los Angeles, California

The mission of the Japanese American National Museum is to promote understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience.It has been a Smithsonian partner for many years. Namely, the museum’s scholars contributed to A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the U.S. Constitution, which opened in 1987 at the National Museum of American History. Since the museum became a Smithsonian Affiliate in 2000, it has continued to collaborate with the Institution, developing educational programming and hosting Smithsonian traveling exhibitions.