2021 / Weekly Cultural News, Dec 20-26 Issue: Japan’s popular TV program “Kohaku Utagassen” to be available to view in Los Angeles on Dec. 31 & Jan 1

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Contents of Weekly Cultural News, Dec. 20-26, 2021

P01: Japan’s new year eve ritual TV program “Kohaku Utagassen” to be aired on Dec. 31 at 12pm & Jan. 1 at 12:30pm on Ch.44.1 (KXLA)

P02: New Year Celebration to be returned to Little Tokyo by Japanese Chamber of Commerce

P03: “Suzume no Tijimari” by animation director Makoto Shinkai to be released Fall 2022

P04: Japanese Percussion Lesson #79: Narimono for Yamatogaku song “Flowers in Four Seasons”

AD: Okinawa Tour in 2022 by Uyehara Travel: Every five years, Okinawa Prefecture hosts the Worldwide Uchinamchu Festival. From Oct. Oct. 31 through Nov. 3, 2022, the 7th festival will be held. Uyehara Travel in Los Angeles organizes the Okinawa Tour from Oct. 28 through Nov. 5, 2022.

P05: California State University Northridge’s The Soraya Center to present Japan-based taiko troupe YAMATO on Jan. 23 at 3pm & 8pm

P06: Shinto Shrine of Shusse Inari in America needs volunteers for Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 in Little Tokyo

P06: Shige Higashi, editor of Cultural News asks the public to donate to Cultural News in the final fundraising campaign in 2021

P07: Japanese dance school Bando Ryu Kyo no Kai will present virtual event “First Dance of the New Year 2022” on Jan. 8 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm