For promoting Japanese culture in Southern California and beyond the region, Shige Higashi (Publisher of Cultural News, President of the non-profit Cultural News Association) wishes to express appreciation to its donors for Cultural News projects including Tale of Genji Online Lecture series, publishing Weekly Cultural News, and hosting this website



The Cultural News Association is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.
Employer Identification Number: 83-3101601

Your support and donation to the Cultural News Association are appreciated.

Payable to: Cultural News Association
Send to: Cultural News Association
328 ¼ South Alexandria Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020-2673

Support Cultural News by Your Donation to build bridges between US and Japan by spreading Japanese Art & Culture

Cultural News was born in 1998 to review and promote numerous
Japanese cultural events that take place in Southern California and also outside the region.

Goals of Cultural News are deepening appreciation of Japanese culture and building bridges between U.S. and Japan by spreading Japanese art and culture.

In the spring of 2019, the non-profit Cultural News Association was formed to support the missions of Cultural News.

The Cultural News Association set the fund-raising goal at the amount of $30,000, annually.

Details in budget: Basic Operation $15,000 (Web hosting, email blast app subscriptions, communications, and office rental) Editorial Work $5,000 (Editing articles for Weekly Cultural News, and posts in, and email-blast) Travel & Research $15,000 (covering Japanese cultural events in Los Angeles locally, US nationwide, and Japan)

The Cultural News Association wishes to Cultural News to become a community archive to forward Japanese and Japanese-American legacy to next generations.

After three years of hiatus, many cultural events and art exhibitions are coming back. Cultural News is preparing to increase its coverage now.

By October 2023, we have received approximate $10,000.

The Cultural News Association, would appreciate your donation, in any amount, to build bridges between U.S. and Japan by spreading Japanese art and culture.


Shige Higashi
Cultural News Editor & Publisher
President of Cultural News Association

Phone: (213) 819-4100


Cultural News – Donation Application


Pledged Amount to support Cultural News:

Please send this application to:
Cultural News, 328 ¼ South Alexandria Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90020
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