Educational Programs

The Nichi Bei Foundation is an educational and charitable nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping the Japanese American community connected, informed, and empowered through our educational programs.

Here is a list of the groundbreaking programs we have created that shed light on the Japanese American experience. 

Films of Remembrance
An annual showcase of films commemorating Films of the signing of Executive Order 9066, Remembrance which led to the forced removal and incarceration of some 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry into American concentration camps during World War Il.

Nikkei Angel Island Pilgrimage
A bi-annual community pilgrimage to the former Angel Island Immigration Station, where up to 85,000 persons of Japanese descent landed at the end of their journey across the Pacific from 1910 to 1940.

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Wakamatsu Pilgrimage
A bi-annual community pilgrimage to the site of the first sizable settlement of Japanese in America, the Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony established in 1869, in present-day Placerville, Calif.

Atomic Bomb Commemoration
Commemorate the atomic bombings of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during WWII, the first nuclear destruction of a civilian population in the world, and hear the urgent message for peace by the hibakusha, or atomic bomb survivors.