Weekly Cultural News (PDF edition) launched after two- month hiatus of monthly publication

Dear readers of Cultural News,

Since Safer-at-Home ordered by the County of Los Angeles in the middle of March, Cultural News has shifted the focus to Japanese-speaking community in Los Angeles. I have sent Japanese language e-mail blasts about Coronavirus Outbreak for more than two months.

Since May 25, we face the double unprecedent situations of epidemic and social unrest. I launch Weekly Cultural News (PDF edition) as a substitute for monthly Cultural News.

The inaugural issue PDF may be downloaded at the following link:


The June 01-08 issue has two articles: Little Tokyo has endured two consecutive nights of vandalism and looting; Confectioner’s efforts to build community recognized by awarding with Japan’s medal.

I am looking forward to hearing your comments and input about Japanese cultural programs in Los Angeles.


Shige Higashi
Cultural News Editor

(213) 819-4100