Welcome To the website of The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles


Kunitoshi Kineya U.S. Tour
October 5, 2014 (Honolulu, HI)

October 8, 2014 (Portland, OR)

October 10, 2014 (Los Angeles, CA)

Reduced Kabuki play narrated and sung by one man, with shamisen demonstration. Don’t miss this chance to experience a unique theatrical art from Japan!  (English subtitles provided)
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Language Courses
JF Nihongo Fall Term
September 20 – November 25

Let’s learn Japanese this fall!  Our courses are designed for new Japanese-language learners, as well as those who are interested in improving their existing language skills.  Enjoy the friendly, interactive, and above all, fun courses! 
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Shine Weeks

Special Movie Screening

Kamikaze Girls  (下妻物語)

Wednesday, September 10 @ 7PM

Meet Momoko (Kyoko Fukada), a self-absorbed dreamer who fantasizes about fleeing her backcountry home and living life in 18th century Versailles. 
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Photo: ©Shimotsuma Story Media Partners

Call for Grant Applications

Performing Arts Japan 2015-2016
Deadline: October 27, 2014 

The Japan Foundation is now accepting project proposals for Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) touring and collaboration grants for the 2015 - 2016 fiscal year. This program is designed to provide financial assistance for non-profit organizations in the U.S. and Canada that aim to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences. 
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Conversation Cafe Tea Time
September 13 @ 1PM

Come join our casual and informative conversation café that starts off the new term of our language courses - JF Nihongo Tea Time!  You’ll enjoy fun games and Japanese tea & snacks while you chat with native Japanese speakers! All levels are welcome!
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Temporary Guest Entrance

As many of our guests have noticed, there is considerable construction around our office with the ongoing renovation of the courtyard. You will need to enter through our employee entrance to access the library. This will last until mid-September and we will provide additional information as the construction completes. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to the completion of our new courtyard.
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