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Japanese American Exclusion Memorial

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February 1, 2017

“Service and Community” – Bainbridge Island commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the signing of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066

Inspired by the unique legacy of a community that welcomed their Japanese American friends and neighbors home after World War II, on February 19 from 11 AM – 3 PM, volunteers will gather for “Service and Community” at the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, offering landscaping maintenance and improvements to the National Historic Site, located at Pritchard Park, 4192 Eagle Harbor Drive, Bainbridge Island.

Work on the memorial site will be done in preparation for the upcoming March 30th commemoration of the first Japanese Americans to be forcibly removed and excluded from the west coast during World War II.

Everyone is welcome to pitch in and help, please wear appropriate work clothing, gloves and bring your own gardening tools.

Contact: Clarence Moriwaki (206) 491-2336 http://clarencemoriwaki@gmail.com

January 25, 2017

Reflections on Japanese internment, 75 years later

Bill Radke talks with writer and Humanities Washington speaker Mayumi Tsutakawa about the 75th anniversary of the World War II order that led to Japanese internment in America. Tsutukawa explains her own personal connection to internment, and how it can help educate about modern prejudices.


December 19, 2016

Internment camps of WW II should remain a sad memory

Japanese-American residents of Bainbridge Island were among the first to be deported to internment camps under President Franklin Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066. How many internment camps would be needed today?

The Seattle Times

November 19, 2016

His Japanese-American parents were held in camps; now historian sees ‘same patterns’ emerging

A Seattle man who has spent 15 years studying and preserving the history of Japanese-American internment in World War II said he sees the same climate of fear and hate now following Donald Trump’s campaign...

The Seattle Times

August 21, 2016

As National Park Service turns 100, Seattle ranger personifies change

A change agent, Beall is superintendent of Seattle’s National Park units, which include Klondike Gold Rush in Pioneer Square, the national-park-affiliated Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience up the street in the Chinatown-International District, and the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, which reflects as a cautionary tale the imprisonment of people of Japanese descent during World War II...

The Seattle Times

March 7, 2016

How not to forget the West’s past atrocities

When the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial was little more than a clearing in a forest on Puget Sound, among its first visitors was a cacophonous murder of crows...

High Country News

December 19, 2015

'Let it not happen again': Political talk of discrimination ignites islanders

Mary Woodward looked out across the crowd that packed the Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, their many faces illuminated in the flickering candles of the frigid night air, and was impressed...

Bainbridge Review



Bainbridge Island
Japanese American
Exclusion Memorial


A unit of Minidoka National Historic Site (U.S. National Park Service)