Planning to visit Bainbridge Island? Come experience the Exclusion Memorial and more.
11 Jul, 20Upcoming
RELEASED ON JULY 5, 2020 442 NEWSREELS This video contains three newsreels telling the story of the 442nd RCT. Includes battle footage from the Italy…11 Jul, 20Upcoming
Learn how to trace your Japanese family name, family tree, and family crest (kamon) with Chester Hashizume as part of the Genealogy Series during the…15 Jul, 20Upcoming
The Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and BIJAC, in partnership with the National Japanese American Historical Society (San Francisco), are sponsoring a…
"To preserve the history and culture of Japanese Americans of Bainbridge Island and support education and community outreach that fosters a deep appreciation for diversity, justice, and the need for vigilant protection of our civil and constitutional rights."
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They shared their family name, and so much more. The extended Bainbridge community gathered Saturday at Sonoji Sakai Intermediate School to mark its 20th birthday
In April 1945, the first members of Bainbridge Island's Japanese American community returned from the WWII internment camps. In all, over half the pre-war Nikkei population returned. In April 1952 these Nikkei formed the Bainbridge Island Japanese Community Club to sponsor social events and provide community support.Learn more
Currently, BIJAC hosts three traditional events that honor our history, promote community connections, and celebrate our culture. These events serve as joyful reunions for survivors and long-time community supporters, and as fun and educational events for folks who are new to BIJAC. Explore Mochi Tsuki, Day of Remembrance, and our Summer Picnic.Learn more
Docents, mochi-makers, planners, origami artists, and storytellers...we want you! Are you nisei, sansei, Nihonjin, or just interested in participating in BIJAC projects? Check our calendar and join us the second Wednesday of each month at the Bainbridge Island Historical Musuem. Or contact us for more information: email@example.com.Learn more