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Osaka-Style English Rakugo
(Japanese Sit-Down Comedy)
in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Academy of the Arts

Wednesday, April 5; 6-8pm
Admission: Free 

The renowned English Rakugo performer, Kaishi KATSURA will humor audiences in Las Vegas with his Kamigata (Osaka-style) English Rakugo at the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts’ Lowden Theater.
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Japanese Sit-Down Comedy

"Osaka-Style English Rakugo"
in San Francisco

San Francisco Japantown
JCCCNC Stage

Saturday, April 8 &
Sunday, April 9; 4-5:30pm

Admission: Free 

Direct from Osaka, a special traditional Japanese kamigata (Osaka-style) rakugo comedy and variety entertainment show during the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, to bring a little Osaka flavor to San Francisco.
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Japanese Cinema Screening

"Ghost in the Shell" (1995)

Wednesday, April 12 @7pm

Admission: Free 

In the year 2029, cybernetic government agent, Major Motoko Kusanagi and the Internal Bureau of Investigations are hot on the trail of “The Puppet Master”—a mysterious and threatening computer virus is capable of infiltrating human hosts. 
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Japanese Language Courses
JF Nihongo Spring Term

4/20-6/27
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Your potential blooms this spring!  The registration period for our JF Nihongo Spring term has begun!  We are now accepting registrations for our popular Japanese courses which will begin on April 20th.  Our courses are designed for new Japanese-language learners, as well as those who are interested in improving their existing language skills. Early bird 10% discunt will be end on April 11.  Read More>


Japanese Cinema Screening

"My Korean Teacher"

Wednesday, April 26 @7pm

Admission: Free 

Featuring Korean popstar Yesung from Super Junior in his first Japanese movie role, this film is an entertaining watch that will put a smile on your face and brighten your day. Filmed in Okinawa, the story is set against the backdrop of beautiful castles, stunning beaches and small city life.
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Japanese Language Special Course
Introduction to Polite Japanese
5/6 - 5/20
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Politeness in Japanese is essential for smooth communication in social settings.  In this course, you will be familiarized with the system of honorifics (“keigo” in Japanese).  You will learn how to use basic honorifics at various levels depending on different situations.  Course of three meetings.  Read More>


JFLA Book Donation

The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles is currently seeking locations to donate its library books where they may best serve the community.  Please email nihongolib@jflalc.org for inquiries.

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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