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2016 / Japanese anime screening at Torrance Armstrong theater: “The Boy and The Beast” Sept. 25

The Japan Foundation Los Angeles presents free screening: THE BOY AND THE BEAST (120mins, 2015) Directed by Mamoru Hosoda Date: Sunday, September 25 @ 2:00PM Venue: James Armstrong Theatre , 3300 Civic Center Dr., Torrance, CA 90503 Admission: FREE  *Reservation not required FREE Goodies for Kids! About the Movie: The latest feature film from award-winning...
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2016 / Japanese dance recital by Azuma Kotobuki Kai in Thousand Oaks, June 26

Azuma Kotobuki Kai

Forwarded for the Azuma Kotobuki Kai The Azuma Kotobuki Kai invites you to our annual Japanese dance program on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 2:30pm at the Thousand Oaks High School Performing Arts Center, 2323 Moorpark Rd. Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (From 101 Freeway, exit Moorpark Rd, north on Moorpark 2.75 mi.) Doors open at 2:00 p.m. It...
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2016 / Framework of Japan House introduced at First Pre-Opening Event

Japan House Kifu Yuko

For almost two years since summer 2014 when the Japan House project was announced by Japan’s Foreign Ministry, the execution plan has been developing in Tokyo. And finally on March 10, 2016, the framework of the project was introduced by Ms. Yuko Kaifu, inaugural president of Japan House Los Angeles at the first pre-opening...
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2015 / Forgotten school song resurrected at 90th anniversary event of Japanese Institute of Sawtelle in West Los Angeles

Japanese Institute of Sawtelle, or Sawtelle Gakuin in West Los Angeles celebrated its 90th anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 12 in its auditorium located at 2110 Corinth Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90025. More than 300 people including 165 students, school staffs, their parents, supporters and dignitaries packed the auditorium for the three hours program with...
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2015 / Veteran Japanese folk song instructor and her students to present their 50th anniversary program, Nov. 29

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Japanese folk song instruction by Mem. Matsutoyo Sato in California, her school Matsutoyo Kai will present the program on Sunday, Nov. 29 at 1:00 pm at the James Armstrong Theatre in Torrance. Performing will be sixty members of the Matsutoyo Kai from the main studio in Gardena as...
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2015 / Okinawan koto school to celebrate its 50th anniversary with artists from Okinawa and Hawaii, Nov. 28

Classical Okinawan koto school Ryukyu Sokyoku Koyokai will celebrate the 50th anniversary of their establishment as the Los Angeles Branch by presenting the concert entitled “Hibiki Wataru” (The Journey of Sound) on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 2:00 pm at the James Armstrong Theatre in Torrance. Near 100 artists from Los Angeles, Okinawa, and Hawaii...
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2015 / Amami islanders to celebrate its 40th anniversary with island folk song shows at Armstrong Theatre, Oct. 17

Amami Shimauta Mizuki Nakamura

Southern California Amamikai or Amami Association will celebrate its 40th anniversary with stage events on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 1:00 pm at Armstrong Theatre in Torrance. Amami Islands belong to Kagoshima Prefecture, and are located between Kagoshima and Okinawa. The Amami Association consists of people from Amami Islands, people who have any relationship with...
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2015 / Free anime screening of “A Letter to Momo” in Torrance, Oct. 4

The Japan Foundation Los Angeles and Japan Business Association of Southern California present a screening of “A Letter to Momo” on Sunday, Oct. 4 at 2:00 pm at James Armstrong Theatre in Torrance. Admission free. Reservation is not required. “A Letter to Momo”  (120mins, 2012)  Directed by Hiroyuki Okiura Sunday, October 4 at 2:00...
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2015 / Funny, horror, and human Japanese stories to be recited in English on “Rakugo” stage, Aug 15

Saturday Show was held from 1 pm – 3 pm. + Eleven storytellers from Japan will recite Japanese stories in English on Aug 15 and 16 in Los Angeles. The program includes various types of Japanese stories such as funny stories, horror stories, and human stories, all programs will be performed on “Rakugo” style...
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