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
​Asian Pacific Community in Action Banquet
Sat. May 9

JACL Credit Union Event
Sun. May 17

JACL Summer Bowling League Begins
Tues. May 19

Japanese Senior Center
Wed. May 20

Pacific Rim Business Expo
Thur. May 21

Ladies Activities Day
Mon. May 25

Building Bridges: Children of the Camps
Wed. May 27 (ASU) 6-9PM

Sat. June 6

APCA Women's Forum
Sat. June 13

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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