“New Frontiers” exhibition exploring life and career of actor George Takei at Japanese American National Museum, ongoing

JANM New Frontiers The Many Worlds of George Takei

A new exhibition exploring the life and career of pioneering actor, activist, and social media icon George Takei opens at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles on March 12. New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei creates a portrait of a unique individual while offering an innovative means of engaging with the social history of America. The exhibition features numerous never-before-seen personal items through which visitors learn not just about Takei but also about the constantly evolving fabric of America’s cultural identity, political outlook, social mores, and media landscape. It is on view through August 20,...
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Go For Broke National Education Center presents “Defining Courage” exhibition in Little Tokyo, ongoing

Go For Broke Defining Courage

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 Tokyo historic district. The exhibition explores the concept of courage through the lives of the young Japanese Americans of World War II, and asks modern visitors to act with similar courage in their own lives. The exhibition is one-of-a-kind in its dynamic, hands-on, and experience-based...
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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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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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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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LA Event Link: Meditation Workshop at Gardena Valley JCI, Aug, 19, 10:30am

Gardena Valley JCI Logo

Meditation Workshop Where: Gardena Valley JCI, 1964 W 162nd, Gardena CA 90274 in room 207/208 When: August 19, 2017; 10:30 am-12:00 pm Fee: $5.00 Description: Meditation is known to reduce anxiety and will help people reach a deeper level of physical relaxation.  Grab friends and family to come explore different meditation methods and experience in-workshop meditation!  Sounds fun?  Come sign-up online or at our office!! http://www.jci-gardena.org/upcoming-events.html + Ikebana Workshop Where: Gardena Valley JCI, 1964 W 162nd, Gardena CA 90274 in room 207/208 When: September 9, 2017; 2:00pm-4:00pm Fee: $40.00 (includes 2 take-home arrangements) Description: Join in on an unique...
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LA Event Link: Ikebana Workshop at Gardena Valley JCI, Sept. 9, 2:00pm

Gardena Valley JCI Logo

Ikebana Workshop Where: Gardena Valley JCI, 1964 W 162nd, Gardena CA 90274 in room 207/208 When: September 9, 2017; 2:00pm-4:00pm Fee: $40.00 (includes 2 take-home arrangements) Description: Join in on an unique opportunity to learn and participate in the traditional Japanese activity of flower arranging, or Ikebana.  Bring friends or make new ones, all while gaining a new talent!  And all you need to get started is the $40 fee and your own pair of pruning sheers, which you can also use when you get home to practice on your own! http://www.jci-gardena.org/upcoming-events.html + Meditation Workshop Where: Gardena Valley JCI,...
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J-Pop Summit 2017 in San Francisco’s Fort Mason, Sep. 9-10

J-Pop Summit San Francisco

J-Pop Summit 2017 www.j-pop.com/2017/
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Textile dye art class by Setsuko Hayashi, every Wednesday in Little Tokyo, 10am – 2 pm

Setsuko Hayashi

Textile dye art class is held every Wednesday, 10 am – 2 pm, at St. Francis Xavier Church Japanese Catholic Center, 222 South Hewitt Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. For information, email info@culturalnews.com or call (213) 819-4100. Chiba Prefecture- born Setsuko Hayashi graduated from Joshibi University of Art and Design in Tokyo in design major in 1953. Meeting with fashion designer and cultural advocator Sueko Otsuka changed Hyashi’s life. From 1954 to 1973, Hayashi was a chief instructor of the textile dyeing course at Sueko Otsuka’s institutions, Otsuka Sueko Kimono Gakuin and Otsuka Textile Design Institute in Tokyo. Hayashi’s...
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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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LA Event Link: Support Fukushima, Remember Hiroshima, Aug. 5 at 4:15pm in Little Tokyo

Forwarded for Fukushima Support Committee Come together to support Fukushima, Remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki Saturday, August 5, 2017, 3:30 – 4:30pm Frances Hashimoto Public Plaza, Second Street & Japanese Village Plaza mall crossing, between San Pedro Street and Central Ave. in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Balloon Launch at 4:15pm, the exact time the bomb was dropped. A moment of silence with millions wordwide. Bishop Noriaki Ito will ring the “Hiroshima Bell” at 4:15pm to commemorate a tragedy of tens of thousands of people and hope for world peace. Michiko Kato: A Fukushima survivor shares her personal account of...
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