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Civil Liberties

The CJACLC’s California Japantown Preservation Committee coordinated the development of a landmark honoring the historic heritage of ethnic Japanese neighborhoods. The design process involved the communities of the California’s three remaining Japantowns in San Francisco, San Jose, and Los Angeles’ … Continue reading

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2011 Nikkei Conference

Written by Stacy Toyota “The State of Japanese America: 2011” Hosted by the California Japanese American Community Leadership Council (CJACLC) and the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) GENERAL INFORMATION: July 9, 2011 Renaissance Hollywood Hotel and Spa 17455 Highland Ave. … Continue reading

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Community Visioning

DECLARATION FOR THE NIKKEI COMMUNITY (from the Ties That Bind Conference) Drafted and Adopted by the Los Angeles Ties That Bind Conference Declaration Committee on: June 24, 1998 Ratified with revisions by: Northern California Conference follow up group, June 28, … Continue reading

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Japantown Preservation

Since its initial gathering, the CJACLC has coordinated efforts to preserve and promote California’s Japantowns, including the passage of the California Japantown Preservation Bill (SB 307), which was the first piece of legislation of its kind in the country, and … Continue reading

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Timeline of Activities

1998 Formation of the California Japanese American Community Leadership Council Brought together, for the first time, the leaders of major Japanese American community groups from across the state. 1999 Creating a California Nikkei Leadership Agenda Symposium – San Jose (July … Continue reading

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Mission Statement

The primary mission of the California Japanese American Community Leadership Council is to pro-actively and collectively address the challenges, changes, and issues affecting the Japanese American community by promoting and coordinating a statewide network and developing strategic statewide/regional partnerships which … Continue reading

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Board Members

Officers: Alan Nishio Chairperson Member at Large Jerry Hiura Vice Chair San Jose Regional Representative Chris Aihara Secretary Japanese American Cultural and Community Center Jon Osaki Treasurer Japanese Community Youth Council Board Members: Akemi Kikumura Yano Japanese American National Museum … Continue reading

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