2023 May / Japanese American Event Listing

Annual Memorial Day Service to honor all Japanese American Veterans
Saturday, May 27, 11:00 a.m. at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, 244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Sponsored by Veteran Memorial Court Alliance, Go For Broke National Education Center, Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, Japanese American National Museum, Keiro, and Little Tokyo Service Center

Screening: Japanese American Wartime experience “We Said No! No!”
Friday, May 26, 7:30PM at Laemmle Royal Theatre
The film runs until June 1



Let’s Make Little Tokyo Sparkle!
Saturday, May 20, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Meet at JACCC Plaza, 244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Sawtelle Japantown Association presents Children’s Day Celebration
Saturday, May 20, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. at West Los Angeles Buddhist Tempe, 2003 Corinth Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90025

Imagine Little Tokyo Short Story Contest Hybrid Award Ceremony
Saturday, May 20, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Japanese American National Museum

US Sumo Open 2023
Saturday, May 20 at Watler Pyramid on Cal State University Long Beach campus

North America Taiko Taikai (tournament)
Saturday, May 20, 11:00AM at Terasaki Budokanin Little Tokyo


Downtown Los Angeles JACL and the Japanese Women’s Society of Southern California
2023 Women of the Year: Kyuka Kanesaka (AKA Yukari Kanesaka), Matsutoyo Sato, Fumiyo (Fumi) Stark and Margaret Nitta Takimoto

Sunday, May 7, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m at Quiet Cannon – Crystal 1 & 3, 901 Via San Clemente, Montebello, CA  90640

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center presents Annual Kodomo no Hi
Saturday, April 29, 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at JACCC

Manzanar Pilgrimage by Manzanar Committee
Saturday, April 29, all day at Manzanar National Historic Site on U.S. Highway 395 in California’s Owens Valley

Commemoration of the Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument
Thursday, April 20, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Northwest Corner of Venice and Lincoln

Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument Fundraiser
Thursday, April 20, 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Hama Sushi Restaurant, 213 Windward Ave, Venice, CA


Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
42nd Anniversary Celebration & Award Dinner
Honoring Terasaki Family Foundation, IW Group Inc., JACCC’s Master Artist in Residence Hirokazu Kosakai
Thursday, June 22, 6:00-9:30 pm at Isamu Noguchi Plaza at JACCC


Nichi Bei Foundation
Wakamatsu Pilgrimage on October 7, 2023
This program will bring members of four Japanese American community to visit the site of the first sizeable Japanese settlement in the United States.