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
Wed. Feb. 18 @JACL Hall

Arizona Matsuri Festival
Feb. 21-22 Heritage Square

Asian Chamber Lunar New Year Banquet
Feb. 28 
Honoring Judge Song Ong

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

JACL AZ Chapter Picnic
​Sun. Mar. 22nd 11-4PM @Rio Vista Park

JACL Board Meeting
Wed. Mar. 4th 7PM @JACL Hall

JACL Board Meeting
Wed. Mar. 4th 7PM @JACL Hall

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

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

Scholarship Awards Banquet
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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