2020 / Weekly Cultural News / Sep. 14-20 / Lecture and Performance Virtual Event about Koto on Sept. 18, 7:00PM

At 2019 New Year’s Day’s Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, Saeko Kujiraoka played the Koto on top of the Japanese garden float sponsored by Sierra Madre Rose Float Association.

Weekly Cultural News is a substitute publication for monthly Cultural News

Contents of Weekly Cultural News, Sept. 14 – 20

  • Lecture and Performance Virtual Event about Koto on Sept. 18, 7:00PM, hosted by Cultural News
  • Cultural News to host virtual lecture about swords by Tokyo-based specialist on Sept. 23 at 7:00PM via Zoom
  • Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga to become Prime Minister of Japan
  • Ohayashi Juku (Japanese percussion lecture) Series #13 Video talks about “Daimyo Gyoretsu”

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To readers of Monthly Cultural News
From Shige Higashi, Cultural News Editor

Amid COVID-19 outbreak, we had to suspend publishing Monthly Cultural News due to all Japanese cultural events were suspended at cultural centers and art museums.

We started publishing Weekly Cultural News as substitute for the monthly publication.

Cultural News has been depended on subscription incomes and we face financial difficulties now because monthly subscriptions are stopped.

Beside publishing Weekly Cultural News, we are assisting Japanese speaking communities in Los Angeles because they need Japanese language information to understand this crisis accurately.

Japanese language information and Japanese video meeting schedules are found at https://digest.culturalnews.com

We need $30,000 fund right away to continue current projects in 2020- 2021 and resume publishing Monthly Cultural News. We have raised $8,000 as of the end of August. Your continuous supports are appreciated via https://culturalnews.com/donation

If you may have any questions about our projects and donation campaign, please contact Cultural News Editor Shige Higashi via: higashi@culturalnews.com or  (213) 819-4100.