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Free Japanese Cinema Screening

Nagasaki: Memories of My Son
(母と暮せば) 

Wed., February 22 @7pm

August 9, 1948. Nagasaki, Japan. An aging midwife named Nobuko (Sayuri Yoshinaga) is visited by the ghost of her son Koji (Kazuya Ninomiya), whom she lost to the atomic bomb. From then on Koji visits his mother frequently to reminisce and catch up on lost time. 
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Japanese Conversation Cafe

Tea Time                      
February 23 @6:30pm
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Come join our casual conversation café!  Stop by anytime!  At this popular event, you’ll enjoy conversation with native Japanese speakers while having Japanese tea & snacks! All levels are welcome!  This event is open to everyone, ages 18 and up.  Read More> 

2 days only in LA !!
Rakugo storytelling with English subtitles:

by Rakugo Master Yanagiya Sankyo

Friday, February 24, 7pm
(The Harry and Yvonne Lenart Auditorium, Fowler Museum at UCLA)
Saturday, February 25, 2pm (Garden Room A, JACCC) SOLD OUT

Renowned “Rakugo” raconteur Yanagiya Sankyo, who received a 2014 Japan Foundation Award for his long-term achievements in promoting Japanese culture worldwide, will be performing a Rakugo storytelling with English subtitles! Does PowerPoint Rakugo work? Definitely! It has been tried and proven hilarious in many cities outside Japan, including ones here in the US.
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2017-18 Grants Now Available!

  1. Learners Event Grant (Deadlines: 3/1/2017 & 9/1/2017)
  2. Teaching Material Purchase Grant (Deadlines: 3/15/2017 & 9/15/2017)
  3. Salary Assistance Grant (Deadline: 4/10/2017)
  4. Project Grant (Deadline: 2 months prior to project start date)

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