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National Japanese American Memorial

Intersection of New Jersey Ave, Louisiana Ave, and D Street NW, Washington DC, DC
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Intersection of New Jersey Ave, Louisiana Ave, and D Street NW, Washington DC, DC
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

An interesting and nice place. Very nice for reflection. Very interesting monument and well represented and symbolic. A subtle art, but with a strong meaning. Worth the visit! Located close to the Union Station, almost across the street. Would be nice to see with the...More

Thank Cleyton K
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Beautiful monument to Japanese internment camps. A sad moment in US history. Little known, but close to the US Capitol.

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Japanese Americans served with distinction in the US armed forces during World War II. This tiny memorial understates their contribution and sacrifices. It is neither grand nor garish - it is quite the opposite - but it captures in words etched in stone the debt...More

Thank James F
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

This memorial is for the Japanese Americans who served as G.I's in WW11 and for there families at home in the U.S. who were detained in 10 camps throughout the U.S. even as their sons were fighting, bleeding and dying for their country. It is...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Names of Japanese internment camps comprise the memorial perimeter with a lovely pool in front and words from those who were there and those who ask forgiveness.

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Reviewed 17 June 2017

If it were not for my checking TripAdvisor for "things to do in DC" recommendations this week, I would likely have never known about this beautiful, moving memorial. Being of Japanese descent, I had done reading over the years about the Japanese internment camps, so...More

Thank journeysabound
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

It's sad that this memorial was only built in 2002, 57 years after the end of WWII. It's terrible that most americans these days are unaware that the americans of japanese heritage were put into concentration camps during the war, and it's devastating that people...More

1  Thank mangosong
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

In case anyone forgets, here stands a memorial to Japanese Americans' internment during World War II. Names of the camps are etched in stone surrounding the Memorial, which right now is totally stunning and fittingly surrounded by blooming cherry trees. Very moving. An important historical...More

Thank PlatinumHoney
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

We actually didn't intend to stop at this memorial but were walking by on our way to Unioj Station so decided to walk through it. It tells the story of a prettY dark time in US history and it seems to be a pretty honest...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Don't fail to visit this memorial, across the street from the mall, especially if, like me, you never learned about the Japanese Internment in school. A sculpture of two cranes escaping from barbed wire is surrounded by the names and populations of the internment camps....More

Thank Gabrielle L
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