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Preserving Japanese and Japanese American Heritage

A Rebel's Outcry: Biography of Issei Civil Rights Leader Sei Fujii (1882 - 1954)

Sunday, April 2, 2023

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The program will include a screening of award-winning short film, Lil Tokyo Reporter, starring Academy Award-Winner Chris Tashima as Sei Fujii in 1930's Los Angeles.  Following the screening there will be a panel featuring special guest speakers and light refreshments.  Because seating will be limited, please click on the  registration link below.

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Thank you for joining us at our 100-Year Anniversary Celebration!

The VJCC was finally able to hold its first in-person, 100-Year Anniversary event.  After a stop at the health check station, approximately 180 guests, musicians and volunteers gathered in the elegantly appointed gym at the VJCC on the evening of Saturday, December 4, 2021. 


Highlights of the celebration were a delicious bento dinner prepared by Aki Restaurant and live music performed by Brian Yamamoto & Elemental Funk, along with dancing.  Our live-streamed program included presentations to 2020 Person of the Year Awardees, Michelle Orne and Luke Uyeda, by VJCC President, Wes Shimoda; and to 2021 Nisei Week Queen and Miss Western Los Angeles, Jaime Sunny Hasama, by Delcene Kuwata.  Following a VJCC 1921-to-2021 history review by Board Member, Dave Hirota, the VJCC and Gail Sharp had the special honor of recognizing Board Member, Hitoshi Shimizu, for his countless years of dedicated service to VJCC.

If you missed us, catch up with the link below showing our December 4th event. 


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About VJCC

Our Vision Statement:  A center to preserve the heritage and perpetuate the Japanese-American cultural experience.

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Check out the VJCC 100th-year anniversary video

that occurred on June 27 & 28, 2020 on YouTube: 
VJCC Annual Summer Festival -The Virtual Event-

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VJCC Emergency Response

It is imperative that all members of VJCC be prepared in case of an emergency.

Knowing what to do in specific emergency situations can help avoid serious harm and/or injuries.

Please review the information and become familiar with its contents.

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