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Photography Exhibition
After Mikiko Hara:
Floating in the Moment

February 6 - March 6, 2015 @ JFLA
Free Admission

Photography students from College of the Canyons and Pierce College participated in a master class lead by photographer Mikiko Hara at the Getty Center last fall. This exhibition showcases the fruits of those students' hard work, which were inspired by Mikiko Hara. 
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3-11 Remembrance Special
Screening & Director's Talk


Wednesday, March 11 @7pm

Free Admission 

This film is a story about Taylor Anderson and all the young people who travel the world trying to make a difference. Taylor was an extraordinary American who dedicated herself to teaching Japanese children, living her dream right up to the events of March 11, 2011. The earthquake and tsunami in Japan was a disaster that no one could have expected.
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JFLA Lecture Series 26

Japanese Literature in This Decade

Wednesday, March 4 @7pm
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Literary expert and translator, Motoyuki Shibata and acclaimed Japanese author Tomoka Shibasaki will discuss many topics surrounding modern Japanese literature.
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Cute Character Bento Photo Exhibition, 2015

March 13 - March 28 @ JFLA
Free Admission
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From March 13 through March 28, the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles and The Consulate-General of Japan in Los Angeles will hold a photo exhibition of top 10 finalists’ entries. Don’t miss the opportunity to see these highly creative, cute characters rendered in foodstuffs!

The opening reception on Friday, March 13 will begin at 1:30pm. Seating is limited. RSVP required.
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Workshop:Making Sushi in Japanese
Mon, March 23, 7pm - 9pm
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Do you like sushi?  Experience sushi like never before in this popular workshop!  Learn to make different types of sushi, order sushi in Japanese, and eat them!  No prior Japanese learning experience is necessary.
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2015 JET-MIP
Join Us For a Trip to Tohoku
Next Summer

The JET Memorial Invitation Program (JET-MIP) will provide a group of high school students with the opportunity to visit Japan for two weeks - with a focus on the Tohoku region - to participate in exchanges with Japanese students, see the current condition of recovery in the region, and act as symbolic bridges to enhance the goodwill between Japan and the United States.

Note: 2015 NJE registration is now closed. JET-MIP applications must arrive at JFLA by April 15.
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AJALT Workshop on How to Teach Japanese Phonetics
JFLA Lecture Hall
Sat, March 7, 9:30am - 3:30pm

AJALT will offer a workshop for Japanese language instructors on effective ways to teach Japanese phonetics. All attendees will receive a free copy of the WADAIKO textbook!
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Guest Entrance Now Open

We are happy to announce that construction in our courtyard is complete and our guest entrance is now open to our patrons. Please enter through the courtyard instead of the employee entrance in the back. The renovation of both the men's and women's bathrooms on the first floor is also complete so you will no longer have to use the bathrooms on the second floor. Thank you for your cooperation during the past year of construction.