Welcome to the Tokioka Heritage Resource Center!

The Tokioka Heritage Resource Center provides public access to a repository of resources and services that help fulfill JCCH’s mission to educate present and future generations in the evolving Japanese American experience in Hawai‘i.

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We have over 5,000 books in English and Japanese, periodicals, music recordings, video recordings, and vertical files. Our collections also include manuscripts, diaries, letters, and oral history transcripts.

Historic Photos

We have a number of photos in our collection that document Japanese American community life in Hawai‘i, before, during, and after World War II.


The Tokioka Heritage Resource Center is staffed by a librarian and volunteers who assist users in locating information. Additional services provided to customers include non-commercial translation services, genealogical research assistance (including koseki tōhon), and a Japanese name consultation service. Please contact the Resource Center for more information.


We welcome all researchers! It is recommended that researchers contact us in advance to make an appointment before visiting; the Resource Center staff may be able to pull relevant materials for you in preparation for your visit.

Book and Collection Donations

Our collections are made possible by generous donations of books, documents, photos, AV items, and other materials about the Japanese American experience in Hawai‘i. If you have items you might like to donate, please call or e-mail the Resource Center to discuss.

Contact Us

Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Resource Center fully validates parking for those bringing in donations or seeking translations. Users doing research in the Resource Center will receive partial validation with a flat rate of $3.

(808) 945-7633 Ext. 42