2017 / In Arizona Matsuri, Los Angeles-based Sunny and Judy Seki to provide 2017 theme “Shinkansen” presentation, Feb. 25, 26

Arizona Masturi 2017 Theme Shinkansen

At the Arizona Matsuri event in Phoenix, Arizona, on Feb. 25 and 26, Los Angeles-based Sunny and Judy Seki will provide the 2017 theme “Shinkansen” presentation at the Plaza Stage on Saturday, Feb. 25 and Sunday, Feb. 26 from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm. https://www.azmatsuri.org/plaza-stage-performers In 2016 Arizona Matsuri, Sunny and Judy Seki performed the 2016 theme presentation of “Momotaro” and received a big applause.
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2017 / Gardena institute to present 2017 Day of Remembrance to learn WWII incarceration of Japanese American, Feb. 25

2017 Day of Remebrance Gardena

Forwarded for the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute 2017 Day of Remembrance 75 Year Commemoration Resistance at Tule Lake Feb. 25, 2017, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute free admission The Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute is commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066, the order that unjustifiably removed and incarcerated over 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans from their homes, jobs, businesses, and possessions in World War II, with our annual Day of Remembrance event happening on February 25th, 2017 from 2PM to 4PM. This year’s theme will be centered around...
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2017 / Rakugo stage in person, Yanagiya Sankyo from Japan, at UCLA Fowler Museum on Feb. 24 & at Little Tokyo on Feb. 25

Yanagiya Sankyo

Forwarded for the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles Rakugo Storytelling by Rakugo Master Yanagiya Sankyo with English subtitles Yanagiya Kyonosuke also will appear on stage Friday, February 24, 7pm *Opening reception starts at 6pm The Harry and Yvonne Lenart Auditorium, Fowler Museum at UCLA, 308 Charles E Young Drive East, Los Angeles, CA 90024 Click here for parking information. Free admission, No RSVP is required.   Saturday, February 25, 2pm Garden Room A, Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, 244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012) Click here for parking information. Free admission, Click here to RSVP. Renowned...
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2017 / Hapa Japan Festival 2017, Feb 22 -26, 5 days of panels, music, food & film screenings

Hapa Japan Festival 2017

Forwarded for USC Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Culture The Hapa Japan Festival celebrates mixed-race and mixed-roots Japanese people and culture. Come join us at the Japanese American National Museum and the USC campus for film screenings documenting the story of mixed race Japanese people, rich conversations with Hapa cultural icons, jam sessions, and a gastronomic experience to remember. Please also join us as we hear from leading thinkers of Hapa Japan (and critical mixed race) scholarship at the 3-day Critical Mixed Race Studies (CMRS) Conference which will be held in conjunction with the festival. This year’s conference explores issues in trans...
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2017 / Hapa Japan Festival Day 2, February 23 (Thu)

Hapa Japan Festival 2017

Hapa Japan Film Screenings Thu, February 23, 2017 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST Tateuchi Democracy Forum at the Japanese American National Museum 100 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Rising Sun, Rising Soul (2017) Post-screening discussion with Producer Monique Yamaguchi and Screenwriter and Distinguished USC Professor Velina Hasu Houston. Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight: The Japanese War Brides (2015) Post-screening discussion with Co-Director Kathryn Tolbert and Producer Megumi Nishikura Reception Catered by Akira Hirose, Hapa Japan Interview with Marie Nakagawa, and Jam Session Thu, February 23, 2017 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST George & Sakaye...
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2017 / Hapa Japan Festival Day 1, February 22 (Wed)

Hapa Japan Festival 2017

Hapa Japan Film Screenings: “Born With It” & NHK Series: “Mixed Roots,” Episode 1 (2016) Wed, February 22, 2017 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Tateuchi Democracy Forum at the Japanese American National Museum 100 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Born with It (2014) and NHK Series: Mixed Roots, Episode 1 (2016) The NBCUniversal Short Film Festival’s Best Film Award winner, Born with It tells the story of the first day at school for a 9-year-old Japanese-Ghanian boy, Keisuke. At a new school in rural Japan, Keisuke contends with discovering his own identity as well as earning the...
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2017 / Community group to demand non-profit Keiro to release $70 million to build a new senior facility, Feb. 24

Save Keiro Fan

Community group, Koreisha Senior Care & Advocacy will hold a demonstration on Friday, Feb. 24 at 1:00 pm in Little Tokyo to demand non-profit Keiro to release $70 million to build a new senior facility. The demo will start at the north-west corner of Second Street and San Pedro Street, and proceed to the Pacific Commerce Bank building at the corner of Third Street and San Pedro Street. Keiro’s office is located at the Pacific Commerce Bank building. + Background Summary of Keiro Issue (The following information provided by Koreisha Senior Care & Advocacy) Keiro Senior Healthcare Facilities were...
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2017 / Screening of Japanese entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2017 Academy, Feb. 22

The Japan Foundation Los Angeles provides high quality Japanese film screening every second and fourth Wednesday at 7:00 pm. JAPANEMA Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7:00pm Japan Foundation Los Angeles Auditorium 5700 Wilshire Blvd, Suite100, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Free to attend.  Reservation is not required. No Parking Validation Available. Street Parking is available. Parking Information: http://www.jflalc.org/about-us.html#parking Selected as the Japanese Entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2017 Academy Nagasaki: Memories of My Son (Haha to Kuraseba) (130mins, 2015) In Japanese with English subtitles Trailer   https://youtu.be/vtXc0oWMUtY About the Movie: August 9, 1948. Nagasaki, Japan. An aging midwife named...
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2017 / “George Takei’s Allegiance: The Broadway Musical on the Big Screen” at theaters nationally, Feb. 19

George Takei's Allegiance

North American Screening George Takei’s Allegiance: The Broadway Musical On The Big Screen Sunday, Feb. 19 at 12:55 pm local time Coinciding with 75th anniversary of “Executive Order 9066,” known as the “Day of Remembrance” After an unprecedented cinematic premiere resulting in the highest-grossing one-night Broadway musical event to date for film presenter Fathom Events, George Takei’s (“Star Trek,” “Heroes”) Broadway musical Allegiance returns to cinemas nationwide for an encore on Sunday, February 19 at 12:55 p.m. local time. This date is the 75th anniversary of “Executive Order 9066,” known as the “Day of Remembrance,” which marked the beginning...
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2017 / Yamaguchi Kenjinkai to hold 2017 Shinnenkai on Sunday, Feb. 19

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Nanka Yamaguchi Kenjinkai announces 2017 Shinnenkai New Year’s Luncheon on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Quiet Cannon Banquet Facility, 910 Via San Clemente, in Montebello. Anyone interested in attending the luncheon is welcome. Please RSVP your attendance by contacting us at (562) 234-5702 or Nanka.Yamaguchi.Kenjinkai@gmail.com
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2017 / Los Angeles Day of Remembrance 2017, multimedia program supporting civil rights, to be held Feb. 18

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LOS ANGELES, January 25, 2017 — The Los Angeles Day of Remembrance 2017, a multimedia, multicultural program supporting civil rights for everyone, will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo. The Day of Remembrance is held annually to commemorate President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942, which resulted in the unjust incarceration of over 110,000 Japanese Americans and their immigrant parents in American concentration camps and other confinement sites during World War II. “The experience of the...
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2017/ Melania Trump and Akie Abe visit Japanese garden while their husbands play golf

U.S.’s first lay Melania Trump and Japan’s first lady Akie Abe visited the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach, Florida on the morning of Saturday, Feb. 11. Morikami Museum and Japanese Garden www.morikami.org + First lady Melania Trump, Akie Abe tour Morikami gardens Justin PricePalm Beach Post Staff Writer 1:28 p.m Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 filed at www.palmbeachpost.com While President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe played golf at Trump’s course in Jupiter, their wives accompanied one another to the Morikami Japanese Museum and Gardens in Delray Beach early Saturday. Though local press did not receive...
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