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

Japanese Senior Center
March 15, 2017

Gila River Monument Site Cleanup 
w/Greenway MS
March 18, 2017

March 24-25, 2017

Ladies Activities Day 
March 28, 2017

JACL AZ Board Meeting
April 5, 2017

Sister Cities 5K Run
April 15, 2017​

56th Annual Sara Hutchings Clardy Scholarship Awards & Graduates Luncheon & Gold Saguaro Tribute
April 30, 2017                        $30
1PM Lunch & Program
La Princesa 1431 E. Dunlap Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85020
More Information Contact Bonnie Sumida Bonnies1@cox.net

​Notable: Go see the Phoenix Art Museum's Samurai Exhibit

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Established 1934
Arizona Chapter

Last Updated: 7/11/11
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Click here for a link to the Anniversary of Remembrance 
(EO 9066)

Congratulations to Seiko Watkins
JACL PSW Chapter Honoree
Nov. 21, 2015

Baseline Flower Growers Featured in the Arizona Republic
​Read the article written by JACL Arizona Chapter board member, Kathy Nakagawa, here.

Thank You for the Significant Donations to our Scholarship Awards Banquet  
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