The JACL chapter in Arizona is the legacy of Japanese immigrants who settled in Arizona territory in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. By the early twentieth century, Japanese American families moved to Arizona and began truck farming small crops for the local market. Despite the challenges of being few in number, the Japanese Americans shared resources and support in their small communities and contributed to the development of Arizona as a state and to the Japanese American national community. The innovation, perseverance, and hard work of these Issei men and women established several community institutions that still exist today, including the JACL Arizona Chapter.

Arizona JACL is proud to continue the tradition of community, culture, and civil rights of the Japanese who first settled in Arizona and pursued the American promise. We invite you to learn more about the activities of our Arizona chapter and the mission and work of the National JACL to preserve the legacy of Japanese Americans in the United States and to protect the rights of all Americans.
Upcoming JACL Events

JFG Moon Viewing
Oct. 14&15

Japanese Senior Center
Speaker on Alzheimer's 
Oct. 19

Minoru Yasui Film: Never Give Up and the Fight for Justice
Fri. Oct. 21, 2016
ASU 3PM Lecture Hall 110
ASU 7PM Kiva Building
FREE Admission 

JACL AZ Annual Picnic
Rio Verde Park
Sun. Oct. 23, 2016  10AM-4PM

Chojukai - Casino Trip Vee Quiva
Tues. Oct 25 
Meet @JACL Hall 9AM (to 2PM)

Ladies Activities Group
Oct. 27, 2016​

Island Liaison Fundraiser Banquet Honoring Ted Namba
Sat. Oct. 29, 2016 @5:30-8PM
@ The Kaerchner's

JACL AZ Annual Meeting
Sun. Nov. 6, 2016  
Lunch @Noon / Meeting @1PM

Gila River Monument Clean-Up
Honoring Mr. Ted Namba
Sun. Nov. 12th 
9AM Meeting at the Casablanca Shell Station, Gila River Indian Community

City of Chandler 
Nozomi Park Kiosk
Sat. Jan. 21, 2017
10AM @Nozomi Park

75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066
Sun. Feb 19, 2017

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Established 1934
Arizona Chapter

Last Updated: 7/11/11
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