Cultural News accepting your thoughts and short essays about musical “Allegiance”

Musical “Allegiance” was attended with more than 20,000 audiences at Aratani Theatre in Little Tokyo from Feb. 21 through April 1. Cultural News is accepting audiences’ thoughts and short essays about “Allegiance” for the article of Cultural News. A few sentences of thoughts are welcome. Maximum number of words is 600. The submission and Name, City, and Occupation of the submitter will be printed in the May issue of Cultural News. Deadline is Tuesday, May 1, 5:00PM. Please send your submission to higashi@culturalnews.com Shige Higashi Editor and Publisher Cultural News
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Cultural News April issue on sale now: Competitor of Cultural News is Cultural News

From: Shige Higashi, Editor & Publisher of Cultural News Some long time readers of Cultural News’ email say “I do not need to read monthly newspaper Cultural News because I already read email news.” This is a typical answer when I ask them to buy the monthly newspaper for $30 for 12 issues per year. I realize the competitor of monthly Cultural News is not the Rafu Shimpo but email versions of Cultural News. I like to ask again readers of Cultural News’ email to subscribe monthly Cultural News because I spend 90% of my time for gathering information...
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49th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, 2018 Manzanar At Dusk Set for April 28, 2018

Manzanar Pilgrimage

LOS ANGELES – The 49th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, sponsored by the Manzanar Committee, is scheduled for Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the Manzanar National Historic Site, located on U.S. Highway 395 in California’s Owens Valley, between the towns of Lone Pine and Independence, approximately 230 miles north of Los Angeles. This year’s Pilgrimage will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, which provided redress and reparations for the survivors of America’s World War II concentration camps, and other confinement sites, in which more than 110,000 Japanese Americans and their immigrant parents were unjustly incarcerated during World War II....
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Pasadena Buddhist Temple to host “Growing up Sansei” Community Event, April 28, 2:00 – 7:00PM

Forwarded for Pasadena Buddhist Temple “Growing up Sansei,” a community event and dialogue about our Japanese American upbringing, will take place on Saturday, April 28 beginning at 2 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Pasadena Buddhist Temple’s Sakai Hall located at 1993 Glen Avenue, Pasadena. Presented by the Pasadena Buddhist Temple in partnership with the Grateful Crane Ensemble, “Growing up Sansei,” combines a live play reading of Soji Kashiwagi’s comedy/drama, “Garage Door Opener,” and a community dialogue facilitated by Dr. Satsuki Ina, a Northern California-based psychotherapist who specializes in cross-cultural counseling and trauma. “It’s what I call my “Japanese...
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Ikebana exhibition with theme of Mosaic and Haiku at Japanese American National Museum, April 28, 29

The Haruko Takeichi and Students will present “Katen: Mosaic and Haiku” at the Japanese American National Museum on April 28 and 28. 15 pieces of contemporary ikebana and 11 pieces of Haiku and Ikebana will be displayed. Katen: Mosaic and Haiku” Japanese American National Museum 100 North Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012 April 28 (Sat) and 29 (Sun) Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm Parking entrance from Temple Street Free Admission For details, please contact: harukoikebana@gmail.com
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Japan House Los Angeles “Takeo Paper Show: SUBTLE” ongoing

Japan House Los Angeles Takeo Paper Show: Subtle Delicate or Infinitesimal April 13 – May 23, 2018 Japan House Los Angeles, 2F Gallery Hollywood and Highland Center Japan House Los Angeles presents SUBTLE, an experimental exploration of the delicate world of paper in contemporary context. https://www.japanhouse.jp/losangeles/events/takeo-paper.html  
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Japanese American National Museum “hapa.me – 15 years of the hapa project” ongoing

hapa.me – 15 years of the hapa project, a new exhibition by artist Kip Fulbeck, will open at the Japanese American National Museum on Saturday, April 7 and remain on view through October 28, 2018. The installation pairs photographs from Fulbeck’s groundbreaking 2006 exhibition, titled kip fulbeck: part Asian, 100% hapa, with new portraits of the same individuals. The photographs are accompanied by each subject’s handwritten responses to the typically posed question, “What are you?” http://www.janm.org/exhibits/hapa-me/  
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Charity concert for victims of 2011 Earthquake & Tsunami in Japan, April 29, 3:00PM

Tulips in Harmony presents Charity Concert Series No. 8 Send Love to Japan For victims of 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami Sunday April 29, 2018, 3:00 pm Peninsula Community Church 5640 Crestridge Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 Tickets at the door: $20 adult / $15 students and kids over 3 years old Pre-sale tickets: $15 adult / $10 students and kids over 3 years old For reservation of tickets/Will call: tulipsinharmonyinc@gmail.com PayPal donation: tulipsinharmonyinc@gmail.com All contributions will be sent to Japan through the committee of Kumamoto prefecture, and will be donated to the youth orchestra organization in Miyako city,...
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Newport Beach Film Festival to feature “3Ft. Ball and Souls” (Sanjakudama) April 30, 8:00PM

The 19th annual Newport Beach Film Festival runs April 26 – May 3 and will spotlight over 350 films from around the world. www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com On Monday, April 30, the festival will present its Japanese Spotlight , an evening celebration of Japanese cinema and culture. The event will feature the US Premiere of the award winning film, 3 Ft. Ball and Souls (Sanjakudama) , followed by a festive Pacific Rim Gala . The dark comedy 3 Ft. Ball and Souls (Sanjakudama) follows four members of an internet suicide room called Life Club who plan to end their lives using explosives....
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Japan Foundation Lecture “Hokusai: The Name that Sold Books” by Dr. Ellis Tinios, May 1, 7:00PM

  Japan Foundation Los Angeles Lecture Series 50 Hokusai: The Name that Sold Books – Art and Commerce in Nineteenth-century Japan Lecturer: Dr. Ellis Tinios, Honorary Lecturer in History at the University of Leeds, faculty member of the Rare Book School, University of Virginia, and Visiting Researcher at the Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 7:00 pm The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles 5700 Wilshire Blvd., Suite100, Los Angeles, CA 90036 In this lecture, Dr. Ellis Tinios tells a tale of deceit and low cunning, blatant plagiarism, willful misrepresentation and great art. He tells the story of...
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Super Blue & Jazz 3 nights by Yu Ooka Group Live, April 27, 28, 29

Yu Ooka Group Live Super Blue & Jazz 3 nights Michael Paulo (Sax) Barbara Morrison (Vo) Yvette Nii (Vo – 29th  only) Tateng Katindig (Keys) J.V. Vollier (Ba) Kenny Elliott (Ds) Arno Lucas (Perc) Yu Ooka (Gu) April 27, 28, 8:00PM, $20 Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center 4305 Degnan Blvd, #101, Los Angeles, CA 90008 (323) 350-1962     www.barbaramorrison.com April 29, 8:00PM, $25 Alva’s Showroom 1417 W 8th Street, San Pedro, CA 90732 (310) 833-7538  www.alvasshowroom.com  
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Art and Mini Golf Converge in Little Tokyo, April 21, 22, 28, 29

LOS ANGELES – Noguchi Plaza, one of downtown Los Angeles’ most enduring landmarks, will be transformed when golfers and art enthusiasts come together for the Little Tokyo Open;  The Art of Miniature Golf,  starting April 21. Helping to launch the two-weekend attraction will be Mayor Eric Garcetti along with other government officials and community leaders.  The Little Tokyo Business Association, in partnership with the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center and Sustainable Little Tokyo, are presenting the event. Open play will begin Saturday, April 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children ages 3-12 play for free. All others will...
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