2017 / Community group to demand non-profit Keiro to release $70 million to build a new senior facility, Feb. 24

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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

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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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2017 / World famous taiko ensemble KODO to perform at Orange County’s Segerstrom Center, Feb. 8

Kodo — the world’s foremost professional taiko company who have singularly played the most important role in popularizing modern taiko drumming — will present their program DADAN in North America for the first time, visiting 22 U.S. cities between January and March 2017. Forging new directions for the traditional Japanese drum, Kodo will bring a display of their raw athleticism and rhythmic mastery back to the U.S. with this cutting-edge and ever-evolving production featuring the men of Kodo in a bold portrayal of the essence of drumming through this vibrant living art form. 2017 tour highlights include stops at...
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2017 / “Japan in 2017 Symposium” at InterContinental Century City, Feb. 8

Japan in 2017 Symposium  Wednesday, February 8, 2017 2:30pm Registration 3:00pm Symposium 6:00pm Networking Reception InterContinental LA Century City at Beverly Hills 2151 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067 Valet parking only, $16 per vehicle JAPAN in 2017 Symposium features leading experts on Japan who take an in-depth look and “forecast” the coming year on Japan’s economy, U.S.-Japan relations, trade and business climate. Presented by the Japan America Society of Southern California and the Japanese Business Association, and supported by a grant from the Sasakawa Peace Foundation. KEYNOTE SPEAKERS AMBASSADOR IRA SHAPIRO President, Ira Shapiro Global Strategies,...
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2017 / World renowned taiko troupe KODO to perform at Disney Concert, Feb. 7

Kodo — the world’s foremost professional taiko company who have singularly played the most important role in popularizing modern taiko drumming — will present their program DADAN in North America for the first time, visiting 22 U.S. cities between January and March 2017. Forging new directions for the traditional Japanese drum, Kodo will bring a display of their raw athleticism and rhythmic mastery back to the U.S. with this cutting-edge and ever-evolving production featuring the men of Kodo in a bold portrayal of the essence of drumming through this vibrant living art form. 2017 tour highlights include stops at...
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2017 / Egenolf Gallery to display ukiyo-e and shin hanga at Los Angeles Fine Print Fair, Feb. 3-5

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Los Angeles Fine Print Fair February 3-5, 2017 Bohmans Los Angeles 7601 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA Original 18th – 20th century ukiyo-e and shin hanga, including Hiroshige, Kuniyoshi, Yoshitoshi, Hasui and other blue-chip print artists at: Egenolf Gallery. Friday, February 3: Opening Reception: 6-8:30 pm ($30) Saturday, February 4: 10 am to 6 pm (Free Admission) Sunday, February 5: 12 noon to 6 pm (Free Admission)  
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2017 / Jazz dance, ballet and hip hop stages “Genesis of Yamato” at Armstrong Theatre, Feb. 3

Ken Dance Company Genesis of Yamato

Under the direction of Kenji Yamaguchi, the Ken Dance Company has brought major stages to the public since 2007. In February 2017, the company will present a three-act stage with more than 10 dancers in Torrance to introduce itself to the Japanese American community. Supported by Jazz Dance L.A. Foundation and veteran dancer and instructor Takeshi “Hama” Hamagaki as the producer of the event, “Genesis of Yamato” (Yamato Kokoro) will be held on Friday, Feb. 3 at 8:00 pm at James Armstrong Theatre. “Genesis of Yamato” consists of three acts: Japanese misology “Kojiki,” the Heian-era noble character “Genji,” and...
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2017 / Little Tokyo Historical Society seeks entries for 2017 short story contest, deadline Jan. 31

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The Little Tokyo Historical Society (LTHS) seeks fictional short stories for its fourth annual Imagine Little Tokyo short story contest in the categories of English language, Japanese language and youth (18 and younger). The deadline is January 31, 2017. The purpose of the contest is to raise awareness of Little Tokyo through a creative story that takes place in Little Tokyo. The story has to be fictional and set in a current, past or future Little Tokyo in the City of Los Angeles, California. Each category winner will be awarded $500 in cash with their short story being published...
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