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JBPHH celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month
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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is observed nationally to recognize the contributions that people of Asian and Pacific heritage made to American culture. In , President George H. Bush signed an extension changing Asian Pacific Heritage Week to a month-long observance. It is celebrated in May to acknowledge the first Japanese immigrants to the United States who arrived May 7,
It is designed to be a time to recognize the contributions and achievements of Americans of Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Island descent. The guide also provides a list of educational, cultural, and advocacy organizations focusing on the Asian Pacific American community. The observance was extended to one month by P.