(More) Reasons to Be Excited about JANM’s 2013 National Conference in Seattle

We are hosting a national conference next year in Seattle, Washington! It will be from July 4-7, 2013 at the Sheraton Seattle and the theme is “Speaking Up! Democracy, Justice, Dignity.” Go on-line for the latest information about the program of events, our speaker line-up, and to register.

But in case you need even more reasons to gather your family to join us in Seattle at the conference, how about these…

Seattle was the setting of the TBS Japanese drama, 99 Years of Love (2010) and John Okada’s book, No-No Boy (1979). Readers of No-No Boy will recognize this sign:

Some of the best food I’ve ever eaten has been at the vegetarian & vegan Plum Bistro in Capitol Hill. And if it’s raining, you can slurp down a hot bowl of nabeyaki udon at Hiroshi’s Restaurant in Eastlake. Meanwhile near the International District, the Cheeky Cafe serves up eclectic food in these very generous portions.

(Bonus: sharing a meal at the Cheeky Cafe with JANM Board of Governor, Tom Ikeda of Densho.)

And what says more about a city than its independent book store? Elliott Bay Book Company will be coming to our conference with lots of books!

The early bird registration closes on January 31! Click here for more info about JANM’s National Conference.

Allyson Nakamoto

Allyson Nakamoto is the Director of Education at the Japanese American National Museum.

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