Director of Education

Phone: (808) 945-7633 Ext. 47
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Allyson Nakamoto joined the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i as Director of Education in 2018 and oversees the center’s educational programs and outreach.

Nakamoto was Director of Education at the Japanese American National Museum and worked with students and teachers in Los Angeles and around the nation to develop a deeper understanding of the Japanese American World War II experience and its contemporary implications.

She graduated from Claremont McKenna College and also received a one-year scholarship to attend the Okinawa Prefectural University of the Arts. Nakamoto serves on the board of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation.