Historic S.J. Japantown Book Launch

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Nov 201429

San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin (Gymnasium)
640 N. Fifth Street
San Jose, California, 95112
United States

Join us at the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin for the Japanese American Museum of San Jose's (JAMsj) official launch of San Jose Japantown: A Journey. Fifteen years in the making, this definitive book includes more than 400 full-color pages of research, personal anecdotes taken from more than 120 interviews, and more than 500 hundred photos. The authors share the unique and colorful history of San Jose Japantown from the 1880s through 2010. 

For this important debut, we are proud to have Mike Inouye as emcee and guest speaker Judge Paul Bernal (official historian for San Jose). The authors Curt Fukuda and Ralph Pearce will be available to talk about the extensive process of bringing this book to completion and to sign your copy of the book.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the book-launch event. If you have already pre-ordered your copy, we anticipate delivery and distribution the first week of November. If you have not ordered a copy, you can go to www.JAMsj.org , fill out the order form, and mail it in. A copy of the book is now on display at the JAMsj museum store.

Stop by and feel free to peruse the stories and photos that define San Jose Japantown's rich history.

This is a community event so bring your family and friends to enjoy reminiscing about our Japanese American heritage while enjoying refreshments.

In conjunction with this event, JAMsj will have a special exhibit highlighting moments in history covered in the book.

Visit www.jamsj.org for more details as we get closer to the event day.
There is no cost for this event. 



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