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upcoming events

JFLA organizes many Japan related events at our center on the Miracle Mile and at other venues in Southern California. Sometimes we even support events in the 13 states west of the Rocky Mountains that are in our territory. For a list of upcoming events, please visit the link below to see our events calendar. Our main programs are also listed on the main page of our website. 

Events Calendar 



We offer a cinema program called “JAPANEMA” at our auditorium. JAPANEMA comes from mixing “Japanese” and “cinema” into one word. It is a free screening series, filled with all kinds of films. Screenings are held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month at 7:00pm. For more information on this month's films, please visit the link below.

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2016-2017 Programs

The Japan Foundation Los Angeles provides funding and exchange opportunties for individuals and organizations, residing in the thirteen states west of the Rocky Mountains, in all aspects of Japanese Arts and Culture. Our prupose is to enhance mutual understanding among countries from all over the world. Please click on the links below to find out how we can bring Japanese culture to you.

Arts & Culture Grants

Rental Exhibitions

The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, is proud to offer various arts and culture related materials to cultural and educational institutions thorughout the United States to promote a better understand of Japan. These materials include the following:

  1. Japan in a Box
  2. Japanese Toys
  3. Kamishibai

All  items are free to rent for up to three months; however, you must cover the cost of shipping both ways including insurance.

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School Program

The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, offers a free School Program designed to give students a fun and informative introduction to Japanese culture and traditions. It is approximately 90 minutes long and is available Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays between 10 am and 4 pm. This program is not available on weekends and holidays.

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PAST Events

JFLA Lecture Series

Every month, we invite guest speakers, who specialize in a field of Japanese arts, culture, language, research, or anything related to Japan to present to our friends and neighbors in the Miracle Mile area. Below is a list of lectures that we have organized in the past.

Click Here For A List Of Past Lectures


From time to time, we organize exhibitions of various artwork, crafts, photographs, etc., in our auditorium. Below is a list of exhibitions we have hosted here at JFLA.

Click Here For A List of Past Exhibitions


We also organize events such as concerts, movie screenings, shows, and lectures/demonstrations that are not part of our lecture series. These tend to take place outside of JFLA including other cities. Below is a list of other events organized by JFLA and friends.

Click Here For A List of Other Events