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Los Angeles County Museum of Art is presenting “Every Living Thing: Animals in Japanese Art” at Resnick Pavilion: Near two hundred works of art ranging from ancient tomb sculpture to contemporary digital display: Co-organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the Japan Foundation, with special cooperation with the Tokyo National Museum. This exhibition runs through Dec. 8, 2019.

The Japan America Society of Southern California and Japan House Los Angeles to inaugurate “Japan Cuts Hollywood” film festival from Nov. 1-3 at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres at the Hollywood and Hyland Center in Hollywood. The opening night program features “Bento Harassment.” Screening “Defending Japan” will take place on Nov. 2 at 11am with Q & A session with Lt. Gen. Jerry Martinez (Retired), the former top U.S. Commander in Japan, in person.

The Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles will open “Under a Mushroom Cloud: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the Atomic Bomb” exhibition on Saturday, Nov. 9. In addition to photographs, explanatory text, and artifacts belonging to bomb victims, this exhibition will also include contemporary artworks that provide an array of perspective on the effects of the atomic bombs and their impact on people today. This exhibition will run through June 7, 2020.

Fukushima Overcomes Nuclear Crisis: Cultural News editor Shige Higashi participated in the Fukushima Mission, a fact-finding tour about the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station accident and related area. This is the first article on Fukushima radiation issue.

Japanese garden inspires design of 2020 Torrance’s Rose Parade float.

Scripps College in Claremont will exhibit “Urban Life in Japanese Prints” at Clark Humanities Museum from Nov. 25 to Dec. 13, 2019.

The Veteran Memorial Court Alliance in Los Angeles will present “The Go For Broke Spirit: Legacy in Portraits” at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center from Nov. 3 – 24, 2019.

Together for Fukushima benefit concert at Nishi Hongwanji Temple on Nov. 17.

Encore screening of Japan’s film “Nostalgic for Homeland” at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Torrance on Nov. 15

The Aurora-Japanese Language Scholarship Foundation Benefit Award Luncheon with flower artist Nicholai Bergmann and pianist Makiko Hirata at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisade on Oct. 27.

Los Angeles’ largest Japanese cultural center hires a veteran organizer as new president and CEO.

Shizuoka Tea Study Program provides opportunities of in-depth and hands-on experiences for aspiring tea people around world.


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