Los Angeles Community – Japanese Speaking & Japanese American

Nisei Week Street Dance: On July 16, public practice to be held at JACCC Noguchi Plaza

From Shige Higashi, Editor & Publisher of Cultural News Nisei Week Ondo and Closing Ceremony Chair Miles Hamada announces the schedule of the public dance practices on June 21 through his email to Japanese dance teachers in Los Angeles area. The teacher demonstration will be held on Monday, July 1 in Little Tokyo. But...
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Southern California Local: Orange County Buddhist Church to sponsor 2019 Obon Festival, July 20-21

Forwarded for the Orange County Buddhist Church On the weekend of July 20 – 21, 2019, the Orange County Buddhist Church in Anaheim is sponsoring a festival of outdoor folk dancing. The two-day event will feature a variety of foods, games, boutique and craft items, taiko performance. The obon odori dancing will begin at...
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Manzanar National Historic Site photo exhibit “Manzanar Pilgrimage 1983 – 2018” April 14 – July 28

Manzanar Enterance Adams

INDEPENDENCE, Calif — Manzanar National Historic Site is hosting a new photography exhibit on the visitor center’s gallery wall. MANZANAR PILGRIMAGE: Photographs from Manzanar National Historic Site 1983-2018 features the works of Mark Kirchner and Geri Ferguson. The show will run from April 14 to July 28, 2019. It features 35 black and white...
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Japan America Society Gala: on July 11, MLB player Shohei Ohtani to be honored

The Japan America Society of Southern California will be honoring MLB baseball player Shohei Ohtani, and Netflix star Marie Kondo from the hit TV series “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” at its 110th Anniversary Dinner and Gala on Thursday, July 11 at Angels Stadium. Reception and silent auction begins at 6:00 pm and dinner...
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Los Angeles Bon Odori: on July 13 & 14, Zenshuju to hold Obon Festival

Zenshuji Obon Carnival 123 S Hewitt Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 July 13 & 14, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm Bon odori dance – Saturday at 6:00 pm and Sunday at 6:15 pm www.zenshuji.org  
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Okinawa Association of America Annual Picnic 2019, July 14, 11AM – 4PM

🎸 Live Entertainment 🎶 🤽‍♀️ Children’s Games and Art 🎨 🎈Water Balloon Toss 💦 💪 Tug-of-War 💪 👩‍🎓 High School Scholarship Awards 👨‍🎓 💃 Okinawan Bon Dancing w/ Live Music 💃 July 14, 2019 (Sunday) 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Whittier Narrows Recreation Park (Map) Group Picnic Area E-1 750 S Santa Anita Ave, South...
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Okinawa Association to present 5-day summer program for middle school students to explore Okinawan culture, family roots, July 8-12

The Okinawa Association of America (OAA)’s “Camp Warabi” is a five-day summer program for middle school students to learn about Okinawan culture, arts, and identity. College-age counselors will be selected and trained to lead campers as each day will be filled with fun learning and connecting with one’s Okinawan roots. The program is set...
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Educational center on valor of Japanese American veterans presenting “Defining Courage” exhibition

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...
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Protected: 2019 / Japanese medal precipitants: on July 7, Recognition Community Luncheon

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