Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial Association

BIJAEMA maintains a permanent memorial to honor the Bainbridge Islanders of Japanese descent and the friends and neighbors who stood by them when they were forcibly exiled under Executive Order 9066 and Civilian Exclusion Order No. 1 during World War II. Our memorial serves as a space for healing and education, ensuring that the profound human rights lessons from their unjust incarceration resonate widely. By embracing the timeless principle of Nidoto Nai Yoni, “Let It Not Happen Again,” we strive to make this poignant history perpetually relevant to future generations. Join us in fostering a shared commitment to preventing such injustices and building a more understanding and inclusive global community.