Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial Association

BIJAEMA’s vision is to honor the exiled Bainbridge Islanders of Japanese descent and their friends and neighbors who stood by them and welcomed them home by creating a place of healing and learning, by sharing the lessons of human rights, and promoting the spirit of Nidoto Nai Yoni, “Let It Not Happen Again”. Our mission is to establish long-term partnerships for preservation and oversight of the permanent memorial site where the Japanese and Japanese Americans of Bainbridge Island were forcibly exiled under Executive Order 9066 and Civilian Exclusion Order No. 1 during World War II.