2017 / Screening “Your Name.” at Laemmle theaters, April 7 thru May 25

Opening at theaters in Los Angeles on April 7, 2017 From director Makoto Shinkai, the innovative mind behind Voices of a Distant Star and 5 Centimeters Per Second, comes a beautiful masterpiece about time, the thread of fate, and the hearts of two young souls. The day the stars fell, two lives changed forever. High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must adjust their lives around each other....
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Exhibition commemorating 75th anniversary of Japanese American expulsion order at Japanese American National Museum, ongoing

Expulsion Order

Japanese American National Museum Instructions to All Persons: Reflections on Executive Order 9066 February 18 – August 13, 2017 This exhibition commemorates the 75th anniversary of President Franklin Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066, which led to the tragic and unlawful incarceration of 120,000 individuals of Japanese ancestry during World War II. For the first three months of the exhibition, original documents from the National Archives never before displayed in the Western United States will be the centerpiece of the exhibition. For more information about the Instructions to All Persons exhibition and related public programs, visit janm.org/instructions-to-all Instructions to...
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2017 / Glendale’s Shoseian “Whispering Pine” Tea House to host Memorial Tea for accomplished artist Tyrus Wong, May 21

Shoseian “Whispering Pine” Tea House in Brand Library Park, Glendale, will host Memorial Tea for Tyrus Wong on Sunday, May 21, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. This is a fundraising event by the Friends of Shoseian. Suggested entrance donation $20 per person will be paid at the door. Tyrus Wong (Oct. 25, 1910 – Dec. 30, 2016) created the look and style of Disney’s 1942 film Bambi. He recently passed away at the age of 106! Limited seating. RSVP by May 15 to friends@shoseianteahouse.com http://shoseianteahouse.com
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2017 / Mini-fundraising dinner of “Far East Feast” is planned for non-profit theater company Grateful Crane Ensemble, May 20

Chef John Nishio

The Grateful Crane Ensemble, non-profit theater company about Japanese American history, will hold a mini-fundraising dinner at a chef’s residence in Pasadena on Saturday, May 20 from 4 pm to 8 pm. Local Japanese Americans who remember Chinameshi (Chinese food) from the old Far East Café in Little Tokyo can once again savor the flavors of chowmein, pakkai and homyu at the Far East Feast which will be planned for the Grateful Crane Ensemble. Like many Nikkei or Japanese American who miss the flavors of the old Far East, Chef John Nishio, a Sansei from Pasadena who has fond...
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Let’s Cheer Up Editor of Cultural News

We appreciate 18-year of continuous works of Shige Higashi who has been editing monthly Cultural News, the website www.CulturalNews.com, and email news Cultural News Email Update. To respond to 1,000 volunteer-subscribers campaign (Page 8 in monthly Cultural News) by Shige, we ask you to act to: Buy a gift subscribe monthly newspaper Cultural News for your friend Send donation to Cultural News Send your recommendation letter of Cultural News (monthly newspaper, website, and email news) to publicize it on the media Join with the team of Cheer for Editor of Cultural News The Captain of Cheer for Editor of...
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Free sample copy of Cultural News 2017 May issue

Cultural News 2017 April May

Monthly Cultural News is not free paper. One year subscription in the U.S. is $30. Cultural News 2017 May issue is just on sale. Articles include: Los Angeles County Museum acquires c1810-Kyoto River panels by Okyo style painter Portland Japanese Garden completes Cultural Village designed by renowned architect Kengo Kuma “Momotaro” meets Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) at charter school in Los Angeles and more Free sample copy is available now. Please send your name and address to higashi@culturalnews.com
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1,000 Volunteer Subscribers make the difference

Cultural News appreciates 1,000 Volunteer Subscribers who support our efforts of linking more than 100,000 people in Southern California such as enthusiasts of Japanese art and culture, seekers for their Japanese heritage, Japan-born people rediscovering their tradition outside of Japan. This website , www.culturalnews.com and email blast Cultural News Email Update are available for the public for free of charge. Because  1,000 volunteer subscribers support Cultural News. Cultural News invites you to join 1,000 volunteer subscribers.   Subscribe Cultural News Shige Higashi Editor & Publisher Cultural News
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FDR Presidential Library in New York exhibiting WW II Japanese American concentration camp photos through 2017

Eleanor Roosevelt at Gila River camp

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum Images of Internment: the Incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II 4079 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, New York 12538 Feb. 19, 2017 – Dec. 31, 2017 On February 19, 2017 — the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 — the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York opened a new photographic exhibition entitled, Images of Internment: The Incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, with over 200 photographs including the work of Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams. The exhibit is on display...
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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 the city. When she was twelve, she contracted leukemia and was hospitalized. One of her roommates at the hospital told her about the Japanese belief that anyone who folds one thousand cranes would be granted a wish, so Sadako began folding cranes with the hope...
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Mini-fundraising dinner of “Far East Feast” is planned for non-profit theater company Grateful Crane Ensemble, May 20 at 4:00PM

Chef John Nishio

The Grateful Crane Ensemble, non-profit theater company about Japanese American history, will hold “Far East Feast,” a mini-fundraising dinner at a chef’s residence in Pasadena on Saturday, May 20 from 4 pm to 8 pm. Tickets for the Far East Feast are $125 per person.  Seating is limited to the first 16 people. For information and reservations, call the Grateful Crane hotline at (310) 995-5841.  
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2017 / Fullerton Arboretum to present bonsai exhibit, April 22 – May 14, Sat. & Sun.

JACCC Nsei Week Bonsai

Fullerton Arboretum 1900 Associated Road, Fullerton, CA 92831 657-278-3407 www.fullertonarboretum.org April 22 – May 14, 2017 Saturdays & Sundays: 12 pm – 4 pm Open to the public. Donations are appreciated The Fullerton Arboretum is pleased to announce the opening of the Bonsai Exhibition on Green Scene Weekend, April 22-23,  and continuing through May14, 2017. Exhibit will be in the outdoor display area adjacent to the Orange County Agricultural & Nikkei Heritage Museum. Participating in the exhibit: Orange Empire Bonsai Society Orange County Bonsai Society Kofu Bonsai Kai Viet Bonsai Today Society  
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2017 / Sunday tea ceremony at Doizaki Gallery, Little Tokyo, April 23, 30, May 7, 14

The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center The George J. Doizaki Gallery First Annual Sado, Kado, Shodo Cultural Exhibition Sunday, April 23, 30, May 7, 14 The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center presents the First Annual Sado, Kado, Shodo Cultural Exhibition of the three Japanese traditional arts – flower arrangement, calligraphy, and tea ceremony – featuring Omotesenke, Urasenke, Edo Senke, Ogasawara Sencha School, Sogetsu School, and Ohara School of Ikebana from Sunday, April 23 to Sunday, May 14, 2017 in the George J. Doizaki Gallery. This free and open to the public exhibition will feature an installation combining the art of ikebana...
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