We share the stories of courage, patriotism and sacrifice of the American WWII soldiers of Japanese ancestry and the relevancy of their legacy to today.

Our Mission

We educate and inspire through the legacy of the American WWII soldiers of Japanese ancestry.

Watch our new virtual programming!

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Heroes Among Us: Stories of Courage, Patriotism & Sacrifice

Episode 1: “The Gothic Line”

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Living the Nisei Dream

Episode 1: Hip-hop Lyricist Kaze Jones

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Sharing Stories Around the Table

Episode 1: “I Feel With My Heart”

Go For Broke Monument 23rd Anniversary Virtual Tribute

Saturday, June 4 at 2 PM PDT
1: 45 PM – Pre-show featuring   “Honor A Veteran” tributes

Join us as we honor the Japanese American soldiers of WWII. Show your support as a Monument Anniversary sponsor plus make a Veteran Floral Tribute and/or “Honor A Veteran” Social Media Tribute. 

2021 Student Essay & Poetry Contest & Lawson Sakai Scholarship 

Open to all high school and college students. Submissions deadline is June 30, 2021.

Hanashi Oral History Collection

Search the world’s largest collection of over 1,200 audiovisual interviews of Japanese American WWII veterans. Since 1988, the Hanashi Collection has shed light upon the war experience that cannot be conveyed by official records alone. 

Go For Broke Monument

The Go For Broke Monument stands as a powerful tribute to Japanese American men and women who served during WWII. The black granite monument is engraved with the names of the more than 16,000 who served in 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Military Intelligence Service, 522 Field Artillery Battalion, 232nd Combat Engineer Company and the 1399 Engineer Construction Battalion in Europe and the Pacific.

Here’s a way to show your support and bring a little piece of GFBNEC right to your home. Members save 10%.

Tribute Gifts

Here’s a way to show your support and bring a little piece of GFBNEC right to your home. Members save 10%.

2021 Major Sponsors

We thank our 2021 major donors for their generous support!  

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