The Kansha Project is a JACL Chicago program founded in 2011 that connects self-identified, Japanese Americans, ages 18-25, from the Midwest to their identity, history and community. Participants engage in an in-depth examination of the WWII confinement site experience through an immersive educational trip to Los Angeles’ historic Little Tokyo neighborhood and Manzanar National Historic Site.

Important Dates

Applications Due: March 29, 2020 (11:59 CT)

Kansha Project Orientation: July 8, 2020

Kansha Project Trip: July 9 to July 12, 2020

Culmination: July 18, 2020

See the Kansha Project page for more information and link to application.

Follow Kansha Project on Facebook and Instagram (below) for the latest updates! Also from today until the deadline, members from the Kansha Alumni Leadership Board as well as Next Generation Nikkei will be taking over the Kansha social media pages, sharing stories about themselves & their experiences in the program. We look forward to sharing with you!!