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2016 / Rising Tohoku Food Fair at Mitsuwa Marketplace in Torrance, Nov. 5-6

Cultural Event for Families Promotes Global Awareness of Post-Earthquake Recovery in Tohoku, Japan Rising Tohoku Food Fair Celebrates the Culinary Specialties, Culture and Beauty of Tohoku with Delicious Foods, Festival & Dance Presentations, Craft Workshops and Photo Ops with City Mascots, Which Will Educate, Entertain, and Engage Children and Adults   Los Angeles –...
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2016 / Japan Foundation’s new course: Introduction to Polite Japanese, 3 meetings from Oct. 22 – Nov. 5

Forwarded for Japan Foundation Los Angeles JF Nihongo Course Introduction to Polite Japanese October 22 – November 5, 2016, Three Meetings Politeness in Japanese is essential for smooth communication in social settings. In this course, you will be familiarized with the system of honorifics (“keigo” in Japanese). You will learn how to use basic...
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2016 / Community-wide cleanup activity to take place in Little Tokyo, Nov 5

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Dubbed as “Nancy Kikuchi Volunteer Day,” a community-wide cleanup activity to take place in Little Tokyo Nov, 9AM – 12PM Community-wide cleanup activities will include sidewalk power-washing, trash pickup, graffiti removal, and window washing. The activity area covers North 1st Street to 3rd Street, Los Angeles Stteet to Alameda Street, and former Maryknoll Japanese...
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2016 / L.A. City Council to vote to designate “Japanese Hospital” as Historic and Cultural Monument, Nov 1

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Forwarded for the Little Tokyo Historical Society NOTICE: Japanese Hospital Historic -Cultural Monument designation on Los Angeles City Council meeting agenda on Tue., Nov. 1 at 10:00am. The Japanese Hospital Historic-Cultural Monument designation consideration is agenda item #8 at the City Council meeting this Tuesday (Nov. 1) morning. This is the final step to...
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2016 / Taiko: Kenny Endo conret at Orange County Buddhist Church, Oct. 30

Orange County Buddhist Church Presents| ENNY ENDO & Friends in Concert Sunday October 30, 2016 at 2:00 pm Orange County Buddhist Church 909 S. Dale Avenue Anaheim, CA 92804 One of the leading personas in contemporary percussion and rhythm, KENNY ENDO is at the vanguard of the taiko genre, continuing to carve new territory Japanese...
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2016 / Okinawa Association to participate in worldwide “homecoming” event in Okinawa, Oct. 26-30

From June 11, the Okinawa Association of America in Gardena is accepting official registrations for the 6th Worldwide Uchinanchu (Okinawan) Festival in Naha City, Okinawa from Oct. 26 – 30. Established in 1990, the Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival is hosted by the Okinawa Prefectural Government every five years and serves as a “homecoming” for the...
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2016 / Tokyo Manila Jazz & Arts Session in LA, Oct. 29

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Forwarded for Yu Ooka Saturday, October 29 at 8:00 pm Tokyo Manila Jazz & Arts Session in LA at Bar Nirvana, 314 East 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 $15 admission Tokyo Manila Jazz & Arts Festival will be extended to LA for one night session! The best Filipino singer from Japan, Charito will...
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2016 / Aurora Japanese Language Scholarship Foundation to present Saori Yuki Benefit Concert at Aratani Theatre, Oct. 29

The Japanese Language Scholarship Foundation in Los Angeles will present the 2016 Aurora Benefit Concert featuring Japan-based singer sisters Saori Yuki and Sachiko Yasuda on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 5:00 pm at Aratani Theatre in Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles. From Sept. 12, tickets are available to sell for $125, $100, $75, $55, $35....
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2016 / Scripps College to present Noh theater-theme day-long program, Oct. 29

World premiere performance of Japanese Noh theatre at Claremont’s Scripps College introduces American audiences to oldest major theatre art still performed today (Claremont, California) Oct. 20, 2016–On October 29, 2016, Scripps College in Claremont, Calif., celebrates Japanese Noh theatre, the oldest major theatre art still performed in the present-day, with a suite of cultural...
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