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The KAKEHASHI Project- The Bridge for Tomorrow & Community Advocacy by Young Professionals

Let’s strengthen the friendship between Japan and The US!

The KAKEHASHI Project is part of the Youth Exchange Program with Japan and the US. It is promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan for deeper interest in Japan and the US. We aim that both parts would be aware of the strengths and attractions of each country, and hope that oversea visitors will increase and economies will be stimulated for both Japan and the United States of America.
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JFLA Lecture Series 25

Empowerment through Bilingualism: An Evening with Marty Friedman

Monday, January 26 at 7pm

This Event is Full

We will have the rare opportunity to hear Marty Friedman discuss his relationship with Japan, how mastering a foreign language can lead to new opportunities that would otherwise not exist, and answer any and all questions you may have about the mysteries of actually living and thriving in a country so different from your own anywhere else in the world.   
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Free Japanese Cinema Screening
Ping Pong
Wednesday, January 28 at 7pm

Best friend Peco (Yosuke Kubozuka) and Smile (ARATA) have been playing ping pong since they were little kids. While the unique and brazen Peco plays to win and loves the sport, the quiet and introverted Smile thinks of it as just a way to kill time with friends, but plays only because he looks up to Peco as his hero.   
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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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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: To apply, applicants must take the 2015 National Japanese Exam organized by AATJ (Registration Deadline: February 17, 2015).
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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.