Screening of Japanese entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2017 Academy, Feb. 22 at 7:00 PM

The Japan Foundation Los Angeles provides high quality Japanese film screening every second and fourth Wednesday at 7:00 pm. JAPANEMA Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7:00pm Japan Foundation Los Angeles Auditorium 5700 Wilshire Blvd, Suite100, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Free to attend.  Reservation is not required. No Parking Validation Available. Street Parking is available. Parking Information: http://www.jflalc.org/about-us.html#parking Selected as the Japanese Entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2017 Academy Nagasaki: Memories of My Son (Haha to Kuraseba) (130mins, 2015) In Japanese with English subtitles Trailer   https://youtu.be/vtXc0oWMUtY About the Movie: August 9, 1948. Nagasaki, Japan. An aging midwife named...
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In Arizona Matsuri, Los Angeles-based Sunny and Judy Seki to provide 2017 theme “Shinkansen” presentation, Feb. 25, 26 at 11:30 am

Arizona Masturi 2017 Theme Shinkansen

At the Arizona Matsuri event in Phoenix, Arizona, on Feb. 25 and 26, Los Angeles-based Sunny and Judy Seki will provide the 2017 theme “Shinkansen” presentation at the Plaza Stage on Saturday, Feb. 25 and Sunday, Feb. 26 from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm. https://www.azmatsuri.org/plaza-stage-performers In 2016 Arizona Matsuri, Sunny and Judy Seki performed the 2016 theme presentation of “Momotaro” and received a big applause.
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Arizona Matsuri Festival 2017 at Phoenix, Feb. 25-26, from 10AM – 5PM

Arizona Masturi 2017 Theme Shinkansen

Arizona Matsuri Festival 2017 Saturday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Heritage & Science Park 115 N. 6th Street Phoenix, AZ 85004 (SW corner of 7th St. & Monroe St.) The Arizona Matsuri on Feb. 25-26 in Phoenix is an annual festival which celebrates Japanese culture and heritage, traditional and modern. The two-day event held at Heritage & Science Park in downtown Phoenix features the sights and sounds of Japan, art, crafts, music, dance and much more. The family friendly Matsuri is free to all. Japanese food and goods from over 60 vendors are...
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Rakugo stage in person, Yanagiya Sankyo from Japan, at UCLA Fowler Museum on Feb. 24, 7:00PM & at Little Tokyo on Feb. 25, 2:00PM

Yanagiya Sankyo

Forwarded for the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles Rakugo Storytelling by Rakugo Master Yanagiya Sankyo with English subtitles Yanagiya Kyonosuke also will appear on stage Friday, February 24, 7pm *Opening reception starts at 6pm The Harry and Yvonne Lenart Auditorium, Fowler Museum at UCLA, 308 Charles E Young Drive East, Los Angeles, CA 90024 Click here for parking information. Free admission, No RSVP is required.   Saturday, February 25, 2pm Garden Room A, Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, 244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012) Click here for parking information. Free admission, Click here to RSVP. Renowned...
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Hapa Japan Festival 2017, Feb 22 -26, 5 days of panels, music, food & film screenings

Hapa Japan Festival 2017

Forwarded for USC Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Culture The Hapa Japan Festival celebrates mixed-race and mixed-roots Japanese people and culture. Come join us at the Japanese American National Museum and the USC campus for film screenings documenting the story of mixed race Japanese people, rich conversations with Hapa cultural icons, jam sessions, and a gastronomic experience to remember. Please also join us as we hear from leading thinkers of Hapa Japan (and critical mixed race) scholarship at the 3-day Critical Mixed Race Studies (CMRS) Conference which will be held in conjunction with the festival. This year’s conference explores issues in trans...
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Hapa Japan Festival Day 1, February 22 (Wed)

Hapa Japan Festival 2017

Hapa Japan Film Screenings: “Born With It” & NHK Series: “Mixed Roots,” Episode 1 (2016) Wed, February 22, 2017 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Tateuchi Democracy Forum at the Japanese American National Museum 100 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Born with It (2014) and NHK Series: Mixed Roots, Episode 1 (2016) The NBCUniversal Short Film Festival’s Best Film Award winner, Born with It tells the story of the first day at school for a 9-year-old Japanese-Ghanian boy, Keisuke. At a new school in rural Japan, Keisuke contends with discovering his own identity as well as earning the...
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Hapa Japan Festival Day 2, February 23 (Thu)

Hapa Japan Festival 2017

Hapa Japan Film Screenings Thu, February 23, 2017 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST Tateuchi Democracy Forum at the Japanese American National Museum 100 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Rising Sun, Rising Soul (2017) Post-screening discussion with Producer Monique Yamaguchi and Screenwriter and Distinguished USC Professor Velina Hasu Houston. Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight: The Japanese War Brides (2015) Post-screening discussion with Co-Director Kathryn Tolbert and Producer Megumi Nishikura Reception Catered by Akira Hirose, Hapa Japan Interview with Marie Nakagawa, and Jam Session Thu, February 23, 2017 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST George & Sakaye...
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Community group to demand non-profit Keiro to release $70 million to build a new senior facility, Feb. 24 at 1:00PM

Save Keiro Fan

Community group, Koreisha Senior Care & Advocacy will hold a demonstration on Friday, Feb. 24 at 1:00 pm in Little Tokyo to demand non-profit Keiro to release $70 million to build a new senior facility. The demo will start at the north-west corner of Second Street and San Pedro Street, and proceed to the Pacific Commerce Bank building at the corner of Third Street and San Pedro Street. Keiro’s office is located at the Pacific Commerce Bank building. + Background Summary of Keiro Issue (The following information provided by Koreisha Senior Care & Advocacy) Keiro Senior Healthcare Facilities were...
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Gardena institute to present 2017 Day of Remembrance to learn WWII incarceration of Japanese American, Feb. 25

2017 Day of Remebrance Gardena

Forwarded for the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute 2017 Day of Remembrance 75 Year Commemoration Resistance at Tule Lake Feb. 25, 2017, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute free admission The Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute is commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066, the order that unjustifiably removed and incarcerated over 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans from their homes, jobs, businesses, and possessions in World War II, with our annual Day of Remembrance event happening on February 25th, 2017 from 2PM to 4PM. This year’s theme will be centered around...
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Descanso Gardens Cherry Blossom Festival Expands to Two Weekends – March 4-5, and 11-12

Descanso Gardens Cherry Blossom Festival

Descanso Gardens is pleased once again to welcome springtime with its annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Due to overwhelming popularity, the festival will expand to two weekends this year – Saturday and Sunday, March 4-5 and 11-12, 2017. Reservations must be made in advance for timed tickets that will go on sale to the public February 17 at descansogardens.org. “Over the last several years, the flowering cherry trees have been stars of the spring show at Descanso Gardens,” said David R. Brown, Descanso Gardens executive director. “Last year, the Cherry Blossom Festival weekend was the single busiest of the entire...
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Screening of documentary film about American POW on Aug. 6, 1945 in Hiroshima, March 4, at 6:00PM in Arizona

Japanese Cultural Club of Arizona and Ancient Sounds of Peace present HIROSHIMA CALLING Saturday, March 4, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Tempe History Museum in Arizona + As a part of “Hiroshima Calling” program at the Tempe History Museum in Arizona on Saturday, March 4, “Paper Lanterns” a documentary about American POW who were killed by the U.S. atomic bomb on Aug. 6, 1945. + On August 6, 1945, the atomic bomb exploded over Hiroshima. Little known is the fact that among the estimated 140,000 casualties of that day were 12 American prisoners of war held at the Hiroshima...
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6th anniversary event for March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake set for March 5, 1:00PM – 3:00PM at LAPD HQs

Forwarded for Love to Nippon The 6th Anniversary of Love to Nippon 2017 Sunday, March 5, 2017 at LAPD HQs Season’s Greetings & wishing you a wonderful holiday season! On behalf of the Love to Nippon Project Committee, it is with great pleasure that we invite you to join us at the 6th Anniversary of Love to Nippon 2017 – 3.11 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Memorial Event, which will be held on Sunday, March 5, 2017, at the LAPD Headquarters – Ronald F. Deaton Civic Auditorium, 100 West First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Please save the...
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