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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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JAPANEMA: Hearts Together

Wednesday, October 8 at 7PM

A two-time Grammy Award-winner smooth jazz keyboardist Bob James and a Japanese renowned pop singer Seiko Matsuda performed in a charity concert together with local jazz band in Ofunato, Iwate, praying for recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake.
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Photo: ©NHK 

JFLA Lecture Series 23

Thursday, October 9 at 7PM

Mikiko Hara, one of the photographers from the current exhibition In Focus: Tokyo at the Getty Center will give a talk at JFLA while she is visiting Los Angeles as an artist in residency at the Getty Center. 
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2014 JLPT Registration Open
Deadline: October 3 at 9PM ET
Test Date: Sunday, December 7

Registration for the 2014 JLPT will last until Friday, October 3, 2014. This year, there are two new test sites in Boulder, CO, and Columbus, OH. The Atlanta test site will return to its regular location at Georgia State University and the Los Angeles test site has been changed to California State University Los Angeles. Please make sure to register early to ensure your seat for this year's test. 
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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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FY2015 Program Guidelines and

Application Forms are NOW Available
Deadlines: Multiple for Arts and Culture/December 1st for Japanese Language

For information on Arts and Culture Programs, please visit our website with additional information on the JF world-wide website! For information on Japanese Language Programs, please visit Teacher Training Program at the Japanese Language Institute, Urawa, or Japanese Language Program for Specialists in Cultural and Academic Fields at the Japanese Language Institute, Kansai.  
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Temporary Guest Entrance 

There is still considerable construction around our office with the renovation of the courtyard. You will need to enter through our employee entrance to access the library. We were notified that construction will continue till the end of October 2014 and we will provide additional updates as they become available. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to the completion of our new courtyard. 
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