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For building Japanese Cultural Community in Southern California 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...
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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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Eastside Arts Initiative grants for innovative arts programing: Deadline is Aug. 28 at 5 pm

Eastside Arts Initiative

The Eastside Arts Initiative (EAI) is  accepting applications for its fourth granting cycle, and applicants are invited to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to be considered for a grant. The deadline is August 28 at 5pm. “We are thrilled to continue offering this beneficial granting program, and encourage members of the eastern Los Angeles county arts community to apply, this includes individual artists,” said EAI Council Chair Lupe Arriola. “We look forward to funding our next cycle of up to $150,000 to grantees that bring innovative arts initiatives to the community.” The EAI is seeking new and innovative...
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20 participants enjoy “Delicious Little Tokyo” at sushi-making workshop

Mamoru Hanamure Mitsuru Sushi & Grill

“Delicious Little Tokyo: A weekend of Culinary Experiences in the Heart of L.A.” was presented by Little Tokyo Community Council from July 21-23. As part of the “Delicious” marketing campaign, Mitsuru Sushi & Grill on 2nd Street hosted a sushi-making workshop with 20 participants on Saturday, July 22 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm The most participants were young women, very enthusiastic to learn tip of making sushi, and enjoy to eat their own hand-roll sushi. Over a sushi bar, owner chef Mamoru Hanamure of Mitsuru restaurant explained how to make hand-rolling of: classic California Roll, Spicy Tuna Roll, Salmon...
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Mitsuru Sushi & Grill opens for breakfast at 9:00 am on weekdays and 8:00 am on weekends

Meet in Little Tokyo / Mitsuru Sushi & Grill opens for breakfast at 9:00 am on weekdays and 8:00 am on weekends Mitsuru Sushi & Grill has been a fixture in Little Tokyo for 40 years. Mitsuru Sushi & Grill 316 East 1st Street, Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 626-4046 Nearest parking: Aiso Street Parking (Underground) at First and Aiso Streets. Breakfast Menu Gaches (a Little Tokyo Favorite for breakfast!) – Served with toast & hash browns or rice – Your choice of meat scrambled with eggs & vegetables Bacon or Sausage … 8.50 Spam or Hamburger...
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Little Tokyo: Nearest Parking Lot to Mitsuru Sushi & Grill: Aiso Street Parking

Little Tokyo Aiso Parking Lot

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LA Event Link: Scholarship to promote the education of women

AAJUW American Association of Japanese University Women

The American Association of Japanese University Women (AAJUW) is currently accepting scholarship applications for 2017. AAJUW was founded in 1970 to promote the education of women, as well as to contribute to U.S. – Japan relations, cultural exchanges, and development of leadership. Since the founding of the organization, scholarships have been awarded every year to outstanding female students. This year each awardee will receive a $2,000 scholarship. Application deadline is October 31, 2017.  www.aajuw.org/2017scholarship
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2017 / Nisei Week: Aug. 20 from 4 – 7 pm / Grand Parade Line Up Announced Now

The Nisei Week Grand Parade will be held at Little Tokyo, Los Angeles on Sunday, Aug. 20 from 4:00 pm. 77th Annual Nisei Week Japanese Festival Parade Lineup (Line Up) (Class) (Name) (Footage) 101 77th ANNUAL NISEI WEEK 101 BANNER / FLAGS FESTIVAL PARADE / KOYASAN 5 102 MARCHING UNIT / AUTO ( OWN ) 100TH / 442nd VETERANS ASSOCIATION 20 103 MARCHING UNIT VETERANS OF KOREA / VIETNAM / GULF WARS 20 104 AUTO ( COMMITTEE #01 ) COUNCILMEMBER JOSE HUIZAR / 14th DISTRICT 10 105 AUTO ( COMMITTEE #02 ) – 3 KAZUTOSHI HAYASHI / DEPUTY CONSUL...
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2017 / Nisei Week: Aug. 20 from 4 – 7 pm / LA Nebuta in Nisei Week Grand Parade

LA Nebuta 2017

LA Nebuta On August 19, 2007, the first Nebuta appeared in Los Angeles Little Tokyo. As the final float of Nisei Week Parade, 17-foot high huge Nebuta Float “Samurai Warrier” showed up illuminated with over 600 lights in the evening darkness. This Nebuta was created by Mr. Hiroo Takenami, a 20-year career master artist of Nebuta Float creation. The float was shipped to Los Angeles in pieces and assembled. On Nebuta Parade, more than 200 Haneto dancers, taiko drummers and Japanese flute players accompanied the float. First “Kodomo-Nebuta” was held 2009. Kodomo-Nebuta is a small Nebuta float, which is...
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2017 / Nisei Week: Aug. 20 at 3:30 pm / Actress Miyuki Matsunaga to sing as pre-parade event on First Street

The Nisei Week Grand Parade, Sunday, August 20m 2017 From 3:30 pm in front of Miyako Hotel on First Street in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, actress Miyuki Matsunaga will start singing with the Nisei Week Last Mimute Band. The Nisei Week Grand Parade will start at 4:00 pm from the corner of Central Avenue and Second Street of Little Tokyo. Matsunaga takes an emcee role of the Nisei Week Grand Parade for seven consecutive years on the same position in Little Tokyo. www.miyukiart.com
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2017 / JANM: “New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei” March 12 – Aug. 20

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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2017 / Union Church: Aug. 20 / Spiritual Legacy of the Issei Pioneers exhibit by Mike Saijo

Spiritual Legacy Project

Little Tokyo Historical Society and Tanaka Photography Collection present “Spiritual Legacy Project” by Mike Saijo at Union Church of Los Angeles from Aug. 19-20, and Aug. 26-27. Art and Multimedia exhibit by Mike Saijo based on original photos, glass plate negatives and film footage celebrating the centennial of Union Church of Los Angeles and the beginning of the Japanese American community Southern California. August 19-20, 2017: Spiritual Legacy Project exhibit August 26-27, 2017: Spiritual Legacy Project exhibit Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017 at 2 pm: Concert by Dan Taguchi & Big Band Union Church of Los Angeles 401 East Third...
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