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Our mission is to educate the public about the great diversity of the Asian American experience, through the books that we distribute; fostering cultural awareness and to educate Asian Americans about their own heritage, instilling a sense of pride. AACP believes that the knowledge which comes from the use of appropriate materials can accomplish these goals.


The Asian American Curriculum Project, Inc. has been an award winning non-profit voluntary educational organization since 1969. Our original name was Japanese American Curriculum Project JACP, Inc. Since our beginning in 1969, we have grown to offer the most complete collection of Asian American books.

The books and other materials offered are for all age groups, all levels of education and all Asian ethnic groups; including and not limited to Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Hmong, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Samoan, Tongan, Thai, & Vietnamese Americans and Hawaiians.

Materials include literature, folk tales, posters, magazine, tapes on language and music, games, activities, teachers guides, dictionaries, bilingual materials and reference books on history, social issues and education.


Florence M. Hongo, President of the Board & General Manager
Leonard D. Chan, Vice President
Susan Tanioka, Secretary
Donald Y. Sekimura, Treasurer

Other Board Members:
Philip Chin
Sophie H. Wong
Sylvia Yeh

Associate Board Members:
Clifford Hayashi
Jamie Hee
Michele Kawamoto
Katie Quan
Rosie Shimonishi
Peter Tanioka
Tamiko Wong
Kim Ann Yoshiwara

Mas Hongo, Business Manager, San Mateo, CA


Walk of Honor Honoree, as past president of the Downtown San Mateo Association, October 1996.

KQED-TV, San Francisco public TV, on Asian Pacific Heritage Month, May 12, 1994. "In recognition of your outstanding service to the Bay Area Asian American Community" for "providing schools and the community with resources that enhance understanding of the Asian American experience".

Awards/ resolutions presented on the occasion of the JACP 25th Anniversary May 21, 1994; 1)presented by the National Japanese American Citizens League by President Lillian Kimura; 2) U.S. Congressman Norman Mineta; Congressman Robert Matsui; Congresswoman Anna Eshoo; California State Senator Quentin L. Kopp; and California State Assemblywoman K. Jacqueline Speier.

Association for Asian American Studies, June 3, 1993, at Cornell University, New York. Special Service Award for a "lifetime of work in advancing Asian American Studies."

Community Career Education Center, San Mateo, CA, Honoring Excellence in the Bay Area Workplace, April 21, 1993.

San Francisco Nikkei in Education, San Francisco, CA, March 12, 1989, for outstanding service in the field of education.



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