2011 / Japanese community weekend event, May 28 / All-USA high school Japanese speech contest

Aurora Japanese speech contestMay 28 (Saturday) 11:00 am – 4:20 pm

Hitachi Chemical Research Center, Lecture Hall, UC Irvine,  1003 Health Sciences Road West, Irvine, CA 92612

All-USA High School Japanese Speech Contest

The Aurora Japanese Language Scholarship Foundation, in conjunction with the National Council of Japanese Language Teachers, hosts the Eighth Annual Aurora Japanese Language Scholarship Foundation All-USA High School Japanese Speech Contest.

The contest provides opportunities for young learners of Japanese to make presentations in Japanese and to inspire more students to improve their proficiency in Japanese.

Open to public. Free admission.

For more information, contact Aurora Foundation at (323) 882-6545 or email aurorafoundation@usa.net

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Help Japan 311 PosterMay 28 (Saturday) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Re/Max Parking Lot, 23740 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90505

Help! Japan 311 Charity Cultural Fair

High school students and teachers at a private school in Torrance organize a charity fair benefit to victims of the 311 Japan disaster. This is a flea market type event including kimono experiencing, performances, and Japanese food booths.

The donation delivering ceremony will be held at 2:30 pm.

helpjapan311@gmail.com http://helphapan311.info/Top.html

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May 28 (Saturday) 4:00 pm

Japanese American Cultural and Community Center’s Noguchi Plaza in Little Tokyo

Earthquake/Tsunami Relief for Japan Benefit Concert

Hosted by the Asia America Symphony Association

In light of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the Asia America Symphony Association is hosting a concert on May 28th at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center to benefit the victims of this tragedy.

300 pic wide Asia America Symphony PsoterThe Asia America Symphony Orchestra and Asia America Youth Orchestra will be joined by musical director, David Benoit, along with numerous guest soloists who have passionately volunteered their time and talents in order to participate in this momentous occasion.

Performers include: Master of Ceremonies David Ono of ABC7 Eyewitness News, David Benoit, Asia America Symphony Orchestra, Asia America Youth Orchestra, Keiko Matsui, Mindy Abair, Jeff Kashiwa, East-West Players, Grateful Crane Ensemble

Venue: JACCC Plaza, 244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, (213) 628-2725, http://jaccc.org/aasabenefit.php, $50, $35, $15 *Service fee applicable