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Free Japanese Cinema Screening

Tokyo Sonata 
Wednesday, April 22 @7pm

From internationally-renowned director Kiyoshi Kurosawa, this film hauntingly tells the story of a contemporary Japanese family torn apart after its patriarch Ryuhei (Teruyuki Kagawa) unexpectedly loses his job.
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Discussion and Book Signing with

Janice P. Nimura Author of

Daughters of the Samurai

Monday, May 11 @7pm
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Based on in-depth archival research in Japan and in the United States, including decades of letters from between the three women and their American host families, Daughters of the Samurai is beautifully, cinematically written, a fascinating lens through which to view an extraordinary historical moment.
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Special Saturday Screening
Q&A with Poet Cast Member
True Songs 

Saturday, May 16 @ 2pm

This documentary film titled True Songs (Original Title: Hontou no Uta) follows the artists over the course of two years as they tour Japan bringing their emotionally charged and imaginative show to the people of Japan who are still grappling with the fallout from the disaster.
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Raku: The Cosmos in a Teabowl
March 29 – June 7, 2015
@LACMA
Pavilion for Japanese Art


The Japan Foundation and the Raku Museum are very pleased to announce Raku: The Cosmos in a Teabowl, an exhibition presenting 450 years of Raku ware to be held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
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Summer Camp for Teens
Discover Little Tokyo, July 20 - 24
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Step away from the classroom for a more interactive approach to language learning!  Learn Katakana and simple expressions in Japanese through fun activities such as exploring Little Tokyo and scavenger hunts. For 14-18 year-olds with no prior experience in learning Japanese.  10% discount off of the tuition when you register by Mon. June 15.
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Japanese Courses Spring Term
April 25 - June 25
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Your potential blooms this spring!  We are accepting registrations for our popular Japanese courses which will begin on April 25!  Our courses are designed for new Japanese-language learners, as well as those who are interested in improving their existing language skills.  You can get 10% off discount when you register before April 12.
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