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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 Courses
JF Nihongo Spring Term

4/20-6/27
Started!

Your potential blooms this spring!  Our courses are designed for new Japanese-language learners, as well as those who are interested in improving their existing language skills.  Read More>

Special Lecture for
Japanese Language Teachers
Princeton University
Dr. Seiichi Makino
Sunday, April 23; 4:30-6:30pm

This special lecture is co-organized by TJSC (Teachers of Japanese in Southern California) and The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles.  The lecture will be given in Japanese only.  English translation will not be available.  Admission is free but RSVP is required.

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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 (Deadline: 9/1/2017)
  2. Teaching Material Purchase Grant (Deadline: 9/15/2017)
  3. Project Grant (Deadline: 2 months prior to project start date)

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