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Orange County Buddhist Church to hold Buddha’s birth celebration event, April 29, 30

OCBC Hanamatsuri 2017

The Orange County Buddhist Church in Anaheim will be sponsoring its annual Hanamatsuri Festival in celebration of the birth of the Buddha. The two-day event, April 29th-30th, will feature exhibits and performances uniquely Japanese, as well as a variety of ethnic foods. There will be boutique and craft items, games for children, books, and...
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48th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, 2017 Manzanar At Dusk Set for April 29

Manzanar Pilgrimage

Forwarded for the Manzanar Committee LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23, 2017 — “Never Again To Anyone, Anywhere! 75th Commemoration of Executive Order 9066” is the theme for the 48th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, sponsored by the Manzanar Committee, on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Manzanar National Historic Site, located on U.S. Highway 395 in California’s...
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Five Outstanding Women in Japanese Community in Japanese community to honored, May 7, 12:30PM

The Downtown Los Angeles Chapter of the Japanese American Citizen League and the Japanese Women’s Society of Southern California has selected five outstanding Japanese American community leaders for the 2017 Women of the Year Award: Mikko Haggott-Henson, Traditional Culture Advocator Susan Kazue Imoto, Japanese Dance Teacher Marlene Masami Okada, Cultural Exchange Promoter Irene Shigeko...
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Workshop on Online Security and Identity Theft Prevention to be held in Little Tokyo, June 3

Little Tokyo Service Center Logo

Forwarded for Little Tokyo Service Center A free educational workshop for seniors and their caregivers will be held on Saturday, June 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple, located at 505 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90013 in Little Tokyo. The event is free and open to the...
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2017 / Torrance Sister City Association seeking applicants for English teacher in Japan: Applications due on April 14

The Torrance Sister City Association is seeking applicants for one experienced English teacher to work at Kashiwa Municipal High School from August 1, 2017. Kashiwa in Chiba Prefecture, is the sister city of Torrance. Applicants must live or work in Torrance, hold a Bachelor’s degree and have a teaching credential/certificate. A minimum one-year contract runs from...
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Go For Broke National Education Center “Defining Courage” ongoing

Go For Broke National Education Center will debut its new facilities and groundbreaking Defining Courage exhibition on Saturday, May 28, with a Ribbon Cutting and Homecoming Festival in the Little Tokyo district of Los Angeles. The Defining Courage exhibition will feature free timed-entry during the Homecoming Festival. Exhibition admittance is limited and early reservations...
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Japanese American National Museum “Special Display: Sadako’s Crane” ongoing

Japanese American National Museum Special Display  Sadako’s Crane The crane is currently on display in JANM’s Hirasaki National Resource Center and viewable as part of admission to the museum. Please check the HNRC page for its hours. Born in Hiroshima, Japan, Sadako Sasaki was two years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on...
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2017/Aurora Challenge Grant for Japan projects: Applications due on March 31

2016 Aurora Challenge Grant

  Japanese Language Scholarship Foundation (aka Aurora Foundation) is accepting application of 2017 Aurora Challenge Grant for Japan projects. The grant will be awarded to a citizen of the USA who resides in California and has a unique dream, in any field of endeavor, which is related to Japanese culture and which would never...
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2017 / Hiroshima and Nagasaki experience program to be held at Long Beach center, March 12

1000 Prayers for Peace (c) Richard Yutaka Fukuhara 2012

Shadows for Peace, for the Sake of the Children: The Hiroshima and Nagasaki Experience March 12, 2017 (Sunday) Time: 1:30 to 4:00 pm The Long Beach Japanese Cultural Center 1766 Seabright Avenue, Long Beach 90813 Long Beach Japanese Cultural Center presents “Shadows for Peace” featuring music by the Nori Tani and Friends, interviews with...
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