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Workshop: Japanese through Manga
Wednesday, August 6 @ 7PM 

Japanese comic books (manga) are a rich source of living Japanese!  In this workshop, you will learn Japanese as it’s used in daily life and entertainment, especially casual conversations.  Using characteristic expressions and patterns, you too can become a manga hero or heroine!
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Casting Blossoms to the Sky

Wednesday, August 13 @ 7PM

A reporter for the local paper in Amakusa, Reiko is a child of the Nagasaki Atomic Bombing. She goes to visit her former lover, Kenichi, a victim of the Niigata Chuetsu Earthquake who resides in Nagaoka, aware of its association to the Nagaoka Fireworks. 
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Photo: ©Nagaoka movie production Committee, PSC . All rights reserved. 

JAPANEMA: Fly, Dakota Fly!

Wednesday, August 27 @ 7PM

January 1946, a plane makes a crash landing on the beach in a small village on Sado island, Niigata prefecture. It is a British airforce Dakota plane, carrying VIPs. They have no choice but to stay put unless they can somehow dig Dakota out of sand.  
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Photo: ©"FLY, DAKOTA, FLY!" partners

Temporary Guest Entrance

Due to expanding construction in Wilshire Courtyard, the main entrance to our library will be closed for the next 3 months starting on Tuesday, June 10th. During this time, guests will need to enter through our staff entrance located inside the main building. Please see the map below for directions to get to our back entrance. We will post more information once construction is complete.
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Hey Teachers!

Bring Your Students to JFLA to Experience Japanese Culture!

We offer a free School Program for elementary school teachers to give their students a fun and informative introduction to Japanese culture and traditions through videos, presentations, language lessons, and other activities. Each session is approximately 90 minutes long and is available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays between 10 AM and 4 PM (Not available on weekends and holidays).
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