BIJAEMA exists to maintain a permanent memorial honoring Americans of Japanese descent on B.I. who were forced by Executive Order 9066 to leave their homes in 1942. The Association works to foster education in the Constitutional protections of liberty and freedom to all citizens. The Association works to ensure that people understand and appreciate what happened to Japanese Americans during WWII, how B.I. reacted to their exclusion and incarceration, and how these events remain relevant today.