Welcome To the website of The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles

Japanese Ceramics Exhibition
YAKISHIME - Earth Metamorphosis
Oct. 18-Nov. 18 / Admission:FREE  

This exhibition introduces yakishime ceramics, which developed in distinctive directions in Japan, as a part of Japanese traditional culture. It explores the history of yakishime, from its origins to the present, its use in tea wares and utensils for serving food, and its emergence as objets d'art.
Read More>

Time After Time Capsule Workshop
with Sebastian Masuda

Tuesday, November 1 12:30-2pm

At Japanese American National Museum

Help kawaii artist Sebastian Masuda fill a gigantic Hello Kitty time capsule! Bring a cherished personal item or write a letter to your future self, which you will work on and decorate at the workshop before adding it to the capsule.
Read More> 

Change the World with Onigiri

at Japanese Food Festival

Sunday, November 13

@12:30 & 3pm

At Hilton Universal City

JFLA and Table for Two (TFT) will be sponsoring two special Onigiri (rice ball) workshops by NAOKO TAKEI MOORE, donabe and Japanese home-cooking expert.  Participants can enjoy performance and experience of making onigiri. There is also film screening of “Tsukiji Wonderland” at 1:30pm.
For Tickets & Information>

Free Japanese Cinema Screening

Tamako Love Story

Wednesday, November 23 @ 7pm

The newest animated film from Kyoto Animation of “K-On!” and “Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions!”. Tamako, Midori and two friends discuss their futures with shades of trepidation and earnestness. Tamako responds with a casual air. She’s going to take over the family business. 
Read More> 

Cinema Kabuki "ONE PIECE"

Sunday, November 27 @10am/1:30pm

At TCL Chinese 6 Theatres
Admission: FREE
Click to Reserve Seat: 10am
Click to Reserve Seat: 1:30pm 

Cinema Kabuki "ONE PIECE" is a film screening of a kabuki play. It introduces kabuki theatre to a new generation! The play showcases elements of traditional kabuki: acting style, classical language, set design, costume elements, and more.
Read More> 

2017 Japanese Arts & Culture Exchange Programs

Performing Arts JAPAN 2017-2018
Deadline: October 31, 2016

The Japan Foundation is now accepting project proposals for Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) touring and collaboratrion grants for the 2017 - 2018 fiscal year. This program is designed to provide financial assistance for non-profit organizations in the US and Canada that aim to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences.
Read More> 

Support Program for Translation

and  Publication on Japan

Deadline: November 21, 2016

This program is designed to provide financial assistance for foreign publishers to translate and/or publish Japan-related books. The grant shall cover part of the translation cost and/or publishing cost (paper cost, plate-making cost, printing cost, binding cost, etc.).
Read More> 

Exhibitions Abroad Support Program
Deadline: December 1, 2016

This program is designed to support museums and art institutions overseas that organize exhibitions introducing Japanese art and culture to audiences overseas. In addition, this program is designed to support overseas international exhibitions such as biennials/triennials introducing Japanese artists and their works.
Read More> 

2017 Japanese-Language Programs

2017-2018 J-LEAP
Now Accepting Applications 
January 10, 2017

Are you interested in Inviting a Japanese Assistant Teacher (AT) to your K-12 classroom for up to two consecutive school years? Do you want to give your students an opportunity to learn and hear Japanese from a native speaker or an additional native speakers for some variation? If so, make sure you apply for J-LEAP, which was started in 2011 with the help of the Laurasian Institute (TLI).
Read More>

Training Program for Japanese-Language Teachers
Deadline: December 1, 2016   

If you a Japanese-language teacher looking for ways to improve your proficiency, methodology, and knowledge of Japan, we have multiple programs including long-term, short-term, training program on a specific theme (new for 2017), project-based training program and graduate program (Master's Course) for teachers.
Read More> 

Japanese Language Program for Specialists in Cultural and Academic Field
Deadline: December 1, 2016    

This program provides specialists (Researchers, Postgraduate Students, Librarians, Museum Curators, etc.) who need a good command of Japanese language to conduct field work and research through an intensive residential training course on the Japanese language.
Read More>