We are the Puyallup Valley JACL

Welcome to the official website for the Puyallup Valley Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League. The Japanese American Citizens League is a national organization whose mission is to advocate and safeguard the civil and human rights of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans and all communities who are affected by injustice and bigotry. The leaders and members of the JACL also work to promote and preserve the heritage and legacy of the Japanese American Community.

The Remembrance Gallery

Rendering of Remembrance Gallery

Our current project is the creation of the Remembrance Gallery. The Washington State Fair is providing an opportunity to build a permanent historic exhibit inside the grandstand. This is part of the original confinement site of people of Japanese descent during World War II. Our goal / focus / objective is to encourage an inclusive understanding of the wrongful incarceration of 125,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans in the United States during WWII.