Who is JACL Detroit?

The JACL Detroit Chapter is a cultural hub for the Japanese American community based in metro Detroit. We organize and support programming related to Japanese and Japanese American culture in Michigan, in order to connect with each other, to connect with our history, and to connect with other Asian and ethnic American communities. We’ve been committed to aiding and celebrating Japanese American community in Michigan since our founding in 1946. We are proud to present the Exiled to Motown exhibit!

To learn more about what we do, please visit our Chapter website or follow us on Facebook.

Where is Detroit?

Detroit is Native land. As Japanese Americans, we are guests of the many indigenous nations that have called, and continue to call, southeast Michigan home. We give thanks to them as our homes and histories play out on their lands.

For more information about southeast Michigan’s native peoples, please visit: Detroitography, A cultural history of Metro Detroit, and Detroit Urbanism.