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2016 / Play “Blood” at The Complex in Hollywood – political thriller based on Japan’s true story, Oct. 14 – Dec. 18

“Blood,” political thriller based on Japan’s true story, playing at The Complex, Hollywood, Oct. 14 – Dec. 18 Glenne Headly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Dick Tracy, Mr. Holland’s Opus) and James Kyson (NBC’s Heroes, voted one of “Hollywood’s 25 Hottest” by TV Guide) join the cast when The Garage (productions) re-opens its acclaimed world premiere...
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2016 / Hollywood Chinese 6 Theaters to host free screening of modern Kabuki story “One Piece” in high definition, Nov. 27

Cinema Kabuki One Piece

The Japan Foundation Los Angeles presents free screening of Kabuki “One Piece” in Cinema Kabuki high-definition format at a Hollywood theater, Nov. 27, 10 AM & 1:30PM Kabuki production company Shochiku Co. Ltd. has released Cinema Kabuki series since 2005. Cinema Kabuki offers the unique opportunity of experiencing full-scale Kabuki performances to audiences outside...
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2016 / Tokyo dance event with Japanese festival rhythm to be recreated in Hollywood July 17

Dance event “Tokyo Nebuta” is a brainchild of entrepreneur Shinichi Temmo in Tokyo to recreate an excitement of the dancing part in the famous Aomori Nebuta Festival which is held from Aug. 2 – Aug. 7 every year. Following the first “Tokyo Nebuta” was successfully performed in Tokyo on March 13, “Tokyo Nebuta 2016...
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2016 / A political thriller with music, based on Japan’s true story at Hollywood theater, Feb. 26 – April 17

In 1980s, nearly 2,000 people died of AIDS in Japan because of contaminated bloods were imported from the U.S. and these bloods were used for blood transfusions of hemophiliac patients. Based on this medical scandal in modern Japan, seasoned scrip writer Robert Allan Ackerman creates “Blood,” a political thriller with music at The Complex,...
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2016 / Akira Kurosawa Retrospective at Egyptian Theatre, Jan. 15 -24

American Cinematheque presents Samurai of the Screen: Films of Akira Kurosawa from Jan. 15 – 24 at Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles 90028 http://americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/samurai-of-the-screen-films-of-akira-kurosawa Friday, Jan. 15, 7:30 pm: Yojimbo / Sanjuro Saturday, Jan. 16, 7:30 pm: The Seven Samurai Sunday, Jan. 17, 7:30 pm: The Hidden Fortress / Throne of Blood...
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2015 / Nisei Week’s Nebuta float to appear in Hollywood Christmas Parade, Nov. 29

Nebuta Photo by Hiroko Takano

The Nebuta float from this year’s Nisei Week Parade will appear in the 84th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade presented by the City of Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 29. At 5:00 pm on Sunday, the parade will start on Hollywood Blvd. at Orange Drive, the U-shaped parade route will travel east to Vine Street,...
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2015 / Egyptian Theatre, Feb. 26 – Mar. 1, Japanese anime series

American Cinematheque Japanese anime series Paprika

  JAPANESE ANIME GEMS http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/japanese-anime-gems   Japanese anime series with films in Japanese with English subtitles Series programmed by Grant Moninger. Program notes by John Hagelston. COWBOY BEBOP: THE MOVIE / TRIGUN: BADLANDS RUMBLE Thu, Feb 26 – 7:30pm, Egyptian Theatre GHOST IN THE SHELL / REDLINE Fri, Feb 27 – 7:30pm, Egyptian Theatre...
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2014 / First Annual “Nagoya Day” set for Aug. 10 at The Grove shopping center

Nagoya samurai mascot Hachimaru

The First Annual “Nagoya Day” event will be presented on Sunday, August 10, from 11:40 am – 6 pm at the Park area in the Grove shopping center, 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA, 90036. There is no admission fee and is open to the general public. “Nagoya Day” is designed for commemorating the 55th...
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2014 / Karate Chop Teriyaki Comedy Show, June 7 – 28 in Hollywood

June 7, 13, 15, 20, 28 The Karate Chop Teriyaki Comedy Show Traditional and Modern Japanese Style Comedy in English Featuring Kazumi Kusano and Michael Naishtut 6470 Theatre @ The Complex, 6476 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90038 June 7 (Sat) 7:30 pm, June 13 (Fri) 7:30 pm, June 15 (Sun) 1:30 pm, June...
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