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We are closed on Thursday, 2/11 for Japan National Foundation Day. The library will reopen Friday, 2/12 at 12pm.


Cinema Kabuki
Thursday, February 11 @7:30pm

    (Westwood/Hammer Museum) 

Saturday, February 13 @7:30pm

    (Torrance/AMC Rolling Hills 20) 

Admission: FREE


Kabuki Theatre, with origins dating back to the 1600s, has remained steeped in tradition while constantly innovating. Live productions, featuring some of today’s greatest Kabuki stars, are now being filmed with the highest resolution cameras for screening in theatres around the world on state-of-the-art digital projection systems and six-channel sound.
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Free Japanese Cinema Screening
A Story of Yonosuke
Wednesday, February 10 @ 7pm

Yonosuke arrives at university in the late 1980s, a time when Japan is booming and the economy is raining cash. Hopelessly naive, and hopelessly self-confident, he comes to the big city and annoying and charming everyone in equal measure, but his good nature brings him romance and a loyal group of friends.
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Let's chat in Japanese!

Monday, Februrary 22, 6:30-8pm
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Come join our casual conversation café!  Stop by anytime!  You’ll enjoy conversation with native Japanese speakers while having Japanese tea & snacks! All levels are welcome!  Bring your friends with you!
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Exhibition: Chromatic Passages - 彩時期
Curated by Kio Griffith

January 26 - March 4

Chromatic Passages (彩時期) is a three person exhibit of Los Angeles based painters Kaoru Mansour, Shingo Francis and Devon Tsuno each exploring color transitions through time, space, pattern and rhythm.
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Spring term will start on April 23!
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Your potential blooms this spring!  We are now accepting registrations for our popular Japanese courses which will begin on April 23rd. Read More>
Listen to the voices of our students. They’ll tell you the reasons why they are learning Japanese, how fun it is, and their favorite Japanese words.  Watch Videos>