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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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Free Japanese Cinema Screening
A Day on the Planet 
Wednesday, March 8 @7pm

Seven friends gather at Masamichi's house in Kyoto, where he'll soon begin graduate studies. All of them college students; Nakazawa, his adorable girlfriend Maki, Nakazawa's best friend Keito, insecure handsome guy Kawachi, the scruffy Nishiyama and the seemingly detached Sakamoto.
*Talk session after the screening with an original story author Tomoko Shibasaki 
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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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