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Japanese language fundraiser to feature Japan-based Scandinavian flower artist and Japanese woman pianist, Oct. 27 at 12:00PM

The Aurora-Japanese Language Scholarship Foundation holds major benefit concerts for twenty years to raise funds for scholarships of Japanese language teachers in the U.S. In 2019, the Aurora Foundation features flower artist and flower business owner Nicholai Bergmann and pianist Makiko Hirata for a piano concert and a flower arrangement performance as a substitute...
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Sun Valley: Japanese language school’s reunion set for Oct. 26 to celebrate 70th anniversary

North Hollywood, CA – Valley Gakuen is seeking alumni to join their 70th anniversary celebration on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 6 PM. The event will honor the pioneers of both the Valley Gakuen and Valley Culture Center. This year’s honorees are Hiroyo Sakaguchi,  Kanji Sayano, Late Kazuo Teramura, and Ken and June Kageyama...
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California state politician, Japanese American community leader, Mr. Paul Bannai passed at 99 year-old

Mr. Paul Takeo Bannai, the first Japanese American elected to the California State Legislature, passed away at 99 years of age on September 14, 2019. Mr. Bannai represented the 53rd Assembly District for four terms from 1972 through 1980. Mr. Bannai was born in Colorado in 1920 to Japanese immigrants Sakui and Shino Bannai,...
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Jazz at LACMA to feature pianist Hiroe Sekine, Oct. 18, at 6:00PM

Jazz at LACMA: Hiroe Sekine Friday, October 18, 2019 Concert starts at 6 pm Location: Schmiti Welcome Plaza of LACMA 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles Admission: Free Celebrate L.A.’s finest jazz musicians! Jazz at LACMA is presented Friday evenings from April to November. A talented musician, gifted jazz pianist, composer, and arranger Hiroe Sekine...
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Japanese dance stages with guest lecturer from Tokyo: Azuma, Bando & Wakayagi dance school teachers participating, Oct. 19, 2:00-4:30PM

An Afternoon of Japanese Dance Performance with Lecture / Demonstration on the Koken, Stage Assistant Saturday, October 19, 2019 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm First Lutheran Church and School 2900 Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90503 Special Guest Artist (Lecturer from Tokyo) Bando Toshitaro Participating Dance Teachers Azuma Sumako II (Kikusue) Bando Hidesome Wakayagi Hisame...
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Worst Typhoon Hits Japan in Recent History (as of Oct. 13 at 9PM in U.S. Pacific Time)

The 19th Typhoon of 2019 or Typhoon Hagibis tore through Japan’s main island of Honshu on October 12 and 13 causing massive river flood, killing 45 and leaving 17 unaccounted for as of Oct. 14 in Japan Time. Cities and towns across the county  – including in Nagano, Niigata, Miyagi, Fukushima, Ibaraki, Kanagawa and...
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Japanese American Cultural and Community Center to host photo and video exhibition illustrating Japanese American soldiers, Nov. 3 – 24

George J. Doizaki Gallery, JACCC 244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 The Go For Broke Spirit: Legacy in Portraits November 3-24, 2019 Opening Reception: November 3 at 1:00 pm Veteran’s Forum: November 9 at 1:00 pm Free events “The Go For Broke Spirit: Legacy in Portraits” is a photographic and video exhibit opening...
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Typhoon lashes Japan: Eastern regions on highest alert (as of Oct. 12, 9AM of U.S. Pacific Time)

Japan Times: Powerful Typhoon Hagibis tears through Tokyo region, killing two and prompting rare weather warnings https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/10/12/national/powerful-typhoon-hagibis-lashes-japan/#.XaISOWZlDIU https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/
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Japan Foundation Los Angeles to screen “Mameshiba”(2018), Oct. 12 at 6PM

Japan Foundation Los Angeles Screening of “Mameshiba” Saturday, October 12 at 6PM At Japan Foundation Los Angeles https://www.jflalc.org/ac-japanema-101219 Mameshiba 106 mins, 2018 Directed by Toru Kamei In Japanese with English subtitles
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