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
Sat. Apr. 11 @JACL hall

Gila River Clean Up
Sat. Apr. 11 
Meeting: 9AM Exit 175 Casa Blanca Market
Welcome Ms. Helen Begays & Vista Verde MS Students!

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

Japanese Senior Center​
Wed. April 15​​

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

Ladies Activity Day
April 30​ JACL Hall 10AM

Scholarship Awards Banquet
Interviews Sun. Mar. 29th
April 26th @China Chili (12:30)
Tickets: See Denise Fuse
Pearl Chang Esau (Expect More AZ)

​​​Asian Pacific Community in Action (APCA) Banque​​t 
​May 9th

Bowling League
May 19th -August 4

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

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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