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. We honor them by creating a place of healing and learning, where the human rights lessons of their incarceration can be shared widely, and the foundational idea of Nidoto Nai Yoni, “Let It Not Happen Again”, can be made perpetually relevant to future generations.