Timeline of Japanese American History

The Portland JACL hosts an annual Day of Remembrance event to commemorate the incarceration of over 120,000 people of Japanese Ancestry during World War II; many of them American Citizens.

  • There is no admission cost to attend; donations are welcomed
  • The event venue has historically been at Portland State University’s Hoffmann Hall

Date: Early to Mid February

The Day of Remembrance is an annual commemoration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt signing of Executive Order 9066 which sent over 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry to American Concentration Camps.

2013 was the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 providing a Presidential apology and symbolic payment, or redress for lost liberty and property.