Reader Fires Off on Inaccurate Listing

From the 2006 Congressional testimony of Fumiko Hayashida, to the “Leaving Our Island” curriculum at Bainbridge Island School District, to guided tours at the Exclusion Memorial, the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community has made it its mission to help educate others about Executive Order 9066 and the resulting incarceration of

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Introducing the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial Junior Ranger Program

Date: May 19, 2021 Contact: Charles Beall, charles_beall@nps.gov, 206-491-6132   Introducing the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial Junior Ranger Program  Today, the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, a unit of Minidoka National Historic Site, introduces a Junior Ranger program designed to engage and inspire learners of all ages. The program consists

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Spring News from the Exclusion Memorial

Visitors Ingrid and Christian from Riverside, CA tour the Exclusion Memorial with Lilly Kodama Spring has Sprung at the Memorial Recent beautiful Spring weather has brought a steady stream of visitors to the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial to walk the wall, view the newly completed departure deck, and

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On Bainbridge, Japanese internment anniversary echoes as anti-Asian hate dots headlines

Read about the 79th Commemoration of the forced removal of Japanese Americans from Bainbridge Island during World War II in The Kitsap Sun. (photo by Meegan M. Reid/Kitsap Sun)

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A day and a place to remember a shameful chapter in U.S. history, and a call to action

Read about the 79th Commemoration of the forced removal of Japanese Americans from Bainbridge Island during World War II in The Seattle Times. (photo by Douglas Crist)

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Kevin Mahe Family

Exclusion Memorial NPS Ranger Bids Farewell

The first time Kevin Mahé sat down at a monthly BIJAC meeting he seemed prepared. Not just “prepared,” but maybe “knowledgeable”–a budding historical scholar of the Japanese American Exclusion. Clearly, he had done his homework.  He introduced himself as the new National Park Service Ranger who would seasonally man the

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Memorial Wall

Construction of the Exclusion Departure Deck Begins

October 5, 2020 Built at the site of the historic Eagledale Ferry Dock, the Exclusion Departure Deck at the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial (BIJAEM) will be an evocative and poignant addition to this memorial of the first forced removal and exclusion of 120,000Japanese Americans during WWII. The 45-foot

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