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We are updating our Koseki and Translation Services program. New requests will not be accepted until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience.


The JCCH is committed to the perpetuation and preservation of the Hawaiʻi Japanese American experience. We accomplish this through direct programs to the public and through school partnerships.



Our events and single-day programs are open to both JCCH members and the public. Stay tuned to our events page as we plan more programs that represent the Hawaiʻi Japanese American experience!

Pounding Mochi

Cultural Classes

Mochitsuki, hanafuda, caligraphy, and other classes are periodically available at the JCCH. Please check out our events page for upcoming classes and workshops!

JCCH Scholarship

The JCCH Scholarship supports University of Hawaiʻi students interested in Japanese and/or Ethnic Studies. Explore current scholarship opportunities!

Sekiya Scholars for 2019
Jane Yonamine, Musashimaru, and Konishiki
Jane Yonamine was a trailblazing business owner in Tokyo. Her company, Jane's Pearls, serviced many celebrities and athletes with the Spirit of Aloha in Tokyo. Read more on Jane Yonamine here.
People having a discussion at the Tokioka Heritage Resource Center
The Resource Center provides public access to a repository of resources that help fulfill the JCCH’s mission to educate present and future generations in the evolving Japanese American experience in Hawai‘i.
Hawaii Internees
The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i (JCCH) is proud to provide this searchable directory of those of Japanese ancestry who were arrested and confined in the Territory of Hawai‘i during World War II. We have searched government records, military documents, internee memoirs, and historical publications, and have rigorously cross-checked the data to confirm its accuracy.