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Nisei Week: Aug. 19 at 7:00 pm / 2017 Queen Coronation at Aratani Theatre

2017 Nisei Week Queen Candidates

The 2017 Nisei Week Japanese Festival is a nine-day event first held in 1934, and is recognized today as one of the longest running ethnic festivals in the United States. This event will take place in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo district from August 19-27. The highlight of Nisei Week is the Queen Coronation on...
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Nisei Week: Aug. 20 from 4 pm / Grand Parade to go through Little Tokyo

The Nisei Week Grand Parade will be held at Little Tokyo, Los Angeles on Sunday, Aug. 20 from 4:00 pm. The parade route is shown at the following map:
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Nisei Week: Aug. 20 set for Track and Field of Nikkei Games

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The 2017 Nikkei Games will be held July through August at California State University, Long Beach, and at many other venues throughout Orange and Los Angeles counties. With competition spread over four weeks, the “Nikkei Games” promise to be bigger and better is becoming a reality. Most of the Games events will again be...
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Go For Broke: “Defining Courage” ongoing

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Go For Broke National Education Center 355 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Defining Courage Exhibition www.goforbroke.org In May 2016, the Go For Broke National Education Center opened the interpretive exhibition to the public. The interpretive Defining Courage Exhibition is a hands-on and participatory learning center in the heart of Los Angeles’ Little...
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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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Terasaki Budokan: Groundbreaking ceremony for $25 million community sports facility project

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The groundbreaking ceremony of a $25 million-project to build community sports facility in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, was held by Little Tokyo Service Center in the morning of August 3, 2017. The sports facility was named Terasaki Budokan in honor late Dr. Paul I Terasaki because his family foundation provided a critical lift to...
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2017 / Bon Odori: San Diego Balboa Park at Organ Pavilion, Aug. 5

August 4, 5 / Fri, Sat Obon Festival hosted by Buddhist Temple of San Diego and San Diego Japanese Friendship Garden Balboa Park, San Diego   www.niwa.org Fri / Open: 12:00PM Sat / Open: 10:00AM, Orodi: 6:30PM, Close: 9:00PM Toro Nagashi: August 4, 7:00 pm at Japanese Friendship Garden Lower Garden Bon Odori: August 5,...
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2017 / Little Tokyo: Rally to save a building for artists in Arts District, July, 29

Rally to Save Remaining Working Artists’ Lofts in L.A. Arts District/Little Tokyo Saturday, July 29, 2017 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Corner Traction Ave and S. Hewitt Street Arts District, Los Angeles, CA 90013 Eight working artists in some of the last remaining artist lofts in the L.A. Arts District face expected evictions following...
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2017 / Disney Hall: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, “Ode to Joy” performed by 300 singers from Southern Calif. and Japan, July 28

The Japanese American Cultural & Community Center presents Bridge to Joy Friday, July 28, 2017 Walt Disney Concert Hall 8:00pm Join us as 300 singers from Southern California and Japan come together for an evening of unity and friendship through music by performing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, “Ode to Joy” and “Choral Fantasy”. The...
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