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
Sears Vacations 10% off

Japanese Senior Center
Wed., Mar. 18 @JACL Hall

Women's Activity Group
Thur., Mar. 19 @JACL Hall

Haru in the Garden "Welcoming Spring"
Fri. Mar. 20 5:30 Doors Open @Japanese Friendship Garden

JACL AZ Chapter Picnic
Sun. Mar. 22nd 11-4PM @Rio Vista Park
Cooking Contest- Secret Ingredient "Rice"

Teacher's Workshop
Sat. Mar. 28th 8:30AM Registration

Sat. Apr. 11 @JACL hall

Gila River Clean Up
Sat. Apr. 11

Children's Day
Sun. Apr. 12 @Japanese Friendship Garden 1-5PM​

Sake & Sushi Tasting in the Garden
Fri. Apr. 17 5:30-8PM

Scholarship Awards Banquet
Interviews Sun. Mar. 29th
April 26th @Crescent Crown

New President Donna Chung is ready to do new things!  Please join in with your membership, and together we will build tomorrow.
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Established 1934
Arizona Chapter

Last Updated: 7/11/11
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