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Influential 20th-century Japanese American photographer capture uniqueness of American architectures / Huntington Library Exhibition / Yasuhiro Ishimoto: Bilingual Photography and the Architecture of Greene & Greene
Historical Japanese artist’s made-in-California artwork revealed at a museum in Okayama / Tekahisa Yumeji’s “Naked Woman” in 1931-32 is center piece of the new exhibition at the Yumeji Art Museum in Okayama
Los Angeles County Museum of Art / Japanese Painting: From the Zen Mind
Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego / Inamori Pavilion Exhibition / Cute, Cute Kawaii! Japan’s Pop Culture Movement
Japanese Language Program
Pasadena community center starts language program while long time tenant school moves out / Mirai Nihongo Gakuin – Pasadena Japanese Language Academy starts at the Pasadena Japanese Cultural Institute / Kyodo System’s Pasadena Gakuen moves to Roosevelt Elementary School
San Fernando Valley hosts Japanese American heritage programs / Japanese American Heritage Program or Suzume no Gakko (School of Sparrow) was sponsored by a local branch of the Japanese American Citizens League at San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center
Japan Foundation: Treasure Island for cultural enthusiasts / The Japan Foundation Los Angeles provides library services, Japanese film screening, lecture series, and workshops on Japanese language and culture.
Nisei Week Japanese Festival, August 13 -21, 2016
Nisei Week: 9 days event after one year preparation by hundreds volunteers
Nisei Week Pioneer Awardees: Builders of Japanese American Community / Sakaye Aratani, Philanthropist for the community; Dr. Terry Tanaka, Clinical Professor and San Diego Leader; Emiko Kato Yamada; Organizer of Nisei Week Queen Reunion; Yoshinori Akutagawa, pillar of Hiroshima Kenjin Kai; Tom Marumoto, Professional Basket Coach
Seven candidates for the 2016 Nisei Week Queen were introduced
Little Tokyo: Showcase of Japanese culture / Exhibition schedule of Week 1, Aug. 13-14, and Week 2, Aug. 20-21
Tanabata Festival: Little Tokyo to display kazari streamers
Sword specialist to organize sword exhibition during Nisei Week / Tetsugendo will display historical sword and related items on Aug. 20-21 at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, Garden Room C. Free admission and appraisal.
U.S. – Japan Relationship
Rotation of Consul General of Japan: Horinouchi to leave; Chiba to come / Newly appointed Los Angeles Consul General Akira Chiba will arrive at Los Angeles by the end of July.
Sister city association sponsors Okinawa photo exhibition at Redondo Beach / Redondo Beach and Itoman, Okinawa sister city activities bring Okinawa photo exhibition to Redondo Beach.
Tofu promoter Mr. Yasuo Kumoda was awarded Japan’s medal and celebrated by his friends in Torrance.