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Featured Events

ai kuwabara trio project US Tour 2013


Berkeley, CA
November 14, 7:30PM

Chevron Auditorium, International House
University of California, Berkeley
(2299 Piedmont Ave., Berkeley, CA 94720)

Admission: FREE
*Please RSVP to guarantee your seat. Walk-ins also welcome.

 

 

JAPANEMA: The Twilight Samurai


Wednesday, November 13 at 7PM

Seibei Iguchi (Hiroyuki Sanada) is a low-ranking samurai living in the fading days of the Shogun period in Japan. His wife has died of tuberculosis, and with two daughters and an elderly mother to support, he and his family must survive in austerity. But when news of his sword-fighting prowess gets out, his superiors order him on a dangerous mission: kill a renowned warrior who is on the wrong side of a clan power struggle.

R 100 screening at AFI FEST 2013 Presented by Audi


R 100   2013 100MIN.

DIRECTOR: Hitoshi Matsumoto

CAST: Nao Ohmori, Mao Daichi, Shinobu Terajima, Matsuo Suzuki , Atsuro Watabe

SHOWTIME & VENUE:

  • Sun, Nov. 10th 11:59pm Chinese 6 ( 6801 Hollywood Boulevard Level 3 Hollywood, CA 90028 )
  • Mon, Nov. 11th 1:30pm Chinese 2 ( 6801 Hollywood Boulevard Level 3 Hollywood, CA 90028 )

For ticket information, please visit http://afi.com/afifest/freetickets.aspx

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON screening at AFI FEST 2013 Presented by Audi


LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON (SOSHITE CHICHI NI NARU) 2013 120MIN.

DIRECTOR: Hirokazu Kore-eda

CAST: Fukuyama Masaharu, Ono Machiko, Maki Yoko, Lily Franky

SHOWTIME & VENUE:

    • Sat, Nov. 9th 6:30pm Egyptian Theatre ( 6712 Hollywood Boulevard Hollywood, CA 90028 )
    • Sun, Nov. 10th 12:30pm Chinese 6 Theatres ( 6801 Hollywood Boulevard Leve 3,  Hollywood, CA 90028 )

For ticket information, please visit http://afi.com/afifest/freetickets.aspx

THE WIND RISES Screening at AFI FEST 2013 Presented by Audi


THE WIND RISES (KAZE TACHINU) 2013 126MIN.

DIRECTOR: Hayao Miyazaki

CAST: Hideaki Anno, Miori Takimoto, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Masahiko Nishimura, Jun Kunimura, Shinobu Otake, Mansai Nomura

SHOWTIME & VENUE:

  • Fri, Nov. 8th 6:30pm Egyptian Theatre ( 6712 Hollywood Boulevard Hollywood, CA 90028 )
  • Sat, Nov. 9th 12:45pm Chinese 1 ( 6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Level 3 Hollywood, CA 90028 )

For ticket information, please visit http://afi.com/afifest/freetickets.aspx

2013 JLPT Registration Deadline


Deadline: Friday, September 27th at 9PM Eastern Time

Registration for the 2013 Japanese Language Proficiency Test opened on Monday, August 26th and will last through Friday, September 27th at 9PM Eastern Time. The test will be on Sunday, December 1st, which is the same weekend as Thanksgiving. Starting in 2013, the American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ) is in charge of administering the test. For more information, please visit their website below.
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JFLA Book Sale and Giveaway!


Culture & Language Events

Linked Verse


Sat, December 7, 2013 at 7:30pm

Sun, December 8, 2013 at 2:30pm

A multimedia evocation of otherness and union that builds on tensions and accords between elements of Japanese and Western cultures.

Linked Verse is an evening-length concerto for cello, Japanese shõ & voice, sound, and live 3D stereoscopic visual projection by Stanford Department of Music faculty member and composer Jaroslaw Kapuscinski and OpenEndedGroup from New York City. A multimedia evocation of otherness and union that builds on tensions and accords between elements of Japanese and Western cultures, the work explores ancient and contemporary eras and of sensory modalities, both visual and aural. A collage of photographs and videos gathered on location in Tokyo, Kyoto, New York, and San Francisco will evoke a haunting visual landscape.

For Ticket & Information→STANFORD LIVE

LA EigaFest 2013


December 6-8, 2013
Venue: Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood

The 3rd Annual LA EigaFest to be held December 6-8, 2013 at the famed Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. The festival will open with the US Premiere of UNFORGIVEN (YURUSAREZARU MONO), Lee Sang-il's remake of the 1992 Clint Eastwood classic. The Ken Watanabe vehicle recently played to great acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival. Lee Sang-il will participate in the opening ceremonies as well as a Q&A for US and Japanese Audiences.

Other Films include: Hayao Miyazaki's THE WIND RISES, THE APOLOGY KING, LIBRARY WARS, THE DEVIL'S PATH, THE STORY OF YONOSUKE, SAMURAI PIRATES, LEAVING ON THE 15th OF SPRING, NOBODY'S PERFECT, JAPAN IN A DAY (by EP Ridley Scott), and the North American Premiere of the unique filmed stage actioner SEVEN SOULS IN SCULL CASTLE. The feature film DEATH AND TANYA, by 2012's competition shorts winner will also be screened.          

For Ticket & Information→LA EigaFest

JAPANEMA: What the Snow Brings


Wednesday, November 27 at 7PM

Manabu Yazaki (Yusuke Iseya), who had big dreams of success in Tokyo, loses his high-class lifestyle as well as his family and returns home to the Hokkaido heartland in midwinter. There his elder brother Takeo (Koichi Sato) manages a stable for “Banei horserace”, a sleigh-pulling race unique to Hokkaido. Their long overdue reunion exposes the gap between them even more. Read More >

2013 Annual Convention and World Language Expo


ACTFL 2013 Booth #1024
Venue: Orange County Convention Center (Orlando, FL)

During the 2013 ACTFL Conference, we will be organizing a booth for the seventh consecutive year in support of Japanese-language Education in the United States. Please make sure to drop by our booth to learn about our activities and attend our presentation that will cover our findings of the Survey on Japanese-Language Education Abroad 2012 as well as JF Standard and Can-do evaluations. We look forward to seeing you there.

ai kuwabara trio project US Tour 2013


Anchorage, AK

November 20, 7:30PM

Fine Arts Building
University of Alaska Anchorage
(Alumni Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508)

Admission: FREE
*Please RSVP to guarantee your seat. Walk-ins also welcome. 

ai kuwabara trio project US Tour 2013


Denver, CO

November 18, 7:30PM

Kenneth King Academic & Performing Arts Center
Auraria Campus
(855 Lawrence Way, Denver, CO 80204)

Admission: FREE
*RSVP not required.

Business Japanese Proficiency Test


Sunday, November 17
8:30 a.m. Check-in
9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Test
Hideto Kono Seminar Room
JAIMS, 6660 Hawaii Kai Drive, Honolulu, Hawaii 96825
Free parking in the rear of the building
Registration Deadline: September 30

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ai kuwabara trio project US Tour 2013


Los Angeles, CA

November 16, 7:30PM

The Los Angeles Theatre Center
(514 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013)

Tickets for advance purchase are sold out. However, walk-in tickets may become available at the venue on the day of the event, on a first come first served basis.

SAKE-BOMB Screening


A ʻʻSake-Bombʼʼ is a cocktail created by dropping a shot of sake into a pint of beer. It's also a comedic road movie about a sarcastic Asian American and his Japanese cousin. Sebastian is a bitter, self-deprecating wannabe Internet star from Los Angeles. He has recently been dumped by his girlfriend and on the look-out for someone new. When his cousin Naoto, a naive sake maker from Japan, shows up to find his own ex-girlfriend, Sebastian takes him to north California to find her. They are a clash of cultures waiting to happen. Someone has to break first. Together they meet a colorful group of characters as they come to grips with who they are and the true nature of the girlfriends they are pursuing.

Director:
Junya Sakino
Stars:
Gaku HamadaEugene KimMarlane Barnes

Venue: Downtown Independent
251 S. Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90012

Showtime:
Fri, Nov. 8th: 9:30PM
Sat, Nov. 9th: 7:00PM
Sun, Nov. 10th & Mon. Nov 11th: 8:00PM
Tue, Nov. 12th: 7:00PM
Wed, Nov. 13th & Thu, Nov. 14th: 8:00PM

Admission: $8 / $10
BUY TICKETS HERE

2013 Japan Enrichment Grant


Deadline: October 31, 2013
Description: JBA supports SoCal teachers through 2013 Japan Enrichment Grant (JEG). JEG is a program in which JBA is supporting schools or teachers who are providing Japanese related education. We believe understanding more about Japan or Japanese culture will help you to further enrich your education program and ultimately tighten US and Japan relationship in the future.
Website: http://www.jba.org/?cat=13

Screening: SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO


The live-action film Space Battleship Yamato is based on the Japanese sci-fi anime series of the same name.  The series was originally broadcast in Japan in 1974.  In North America, an English dubbed version of the series, known as Star Blazers, aired in the United States in 1979.

The story is set in the year 2199.  The Gamilas, a mysterious alien enemy, has been decimating the Earth to unlivable and irradicated conditions for the past 5 years.  Humandkind now lives underground to escape the radiation, but with only a year until extinction.  One day while roaming the surface of Earth, former pilot Susumu Kodai (Takuya Kimura) comes across a capsule sent from the planet Iskandar that reveals there is technology that has the power to eradicate the radiation from Earth.  A chosen crew of Space battleship Yamato takes off on the long trip to Iskandar with hopes to save the Earth. 

Venue: Downtown Independent
251 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Showtime:
October 27th, 5:00pm

Admission: $12
BUY TICKETS HERE

Japanese Kites: Crafts Workshop and Lecture


Tuesday, October 22 at 7PM

JFLA Auditorium
(5700 Wilshire Blvd., #100, Los Angeles, CA 90036) 

This workshop will be conducted by Japanese Kite Master Mikio Toki. He introduces to the history of kites in Japan and talks about the materials and techniques used to build Japanese kites and techniques to decorate the kite in a Japanese style. Then, hands-on workshop that introduce participants to Japan and Japanese culture through the building of a small, traditional Japanese kite made of bamboo and washi (Japanese paper) is followed. Children with guardian is welcomed to participate.

New Visions of Japanese Studies at UCLA


Date: Monday, October 21, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Venue: JFLA Auditorium

Join us for a talk with Professor Katsuya Hirano and Professor Michael Emmerich, two new Japanese Studies faculty members at UCLA, who will discuss exciting new developments in early modern and modern Japanese literature, history, and popular culture.
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Click Here to RSVP

Complicite and Setagaya Public Theatre: Shun-kin


Friday, September 27, 2013 at 8PM

Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 2PM & 8PM
Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 2PM

Freud Playhouse

$50 - $85 ($20 UCLA Students)

WEST COAST PREMIERE 

Based on the writings of Jun’ichiro Tanizaki

Directed by Simon McBurney 

Original Music by Honjo Hidetaro 

Japanese with English surtitles

For detail: Click Here

Meet & Greet With Dr. Takanori Shibata


The Creator of Paro
World's Most Therapeutic Robot Seal

Thursday, September 26th from 2:30 - 3:00PM

JAPANEMA: ROBO-G


Wednesday, September 25 at 7PM

Three employees of the Kimura Electrical Company are due to present a new robot to an important robot exhibition in the coming days, but after an accident in which the robot is destroyed, to save their job and the company reputation, they decide to hire an actor to get inside the remains of the robot. Read More >

Come and Visit Us at TARFEST


Saturday, September 21, 2013, 2:00-8:00PM
Venue: The La Brea Tar Pits (5801 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036)

TARFEST is a premiere arts and culture event in Los Angeles and the Miracle Mile District. Dozens of the nation's most distinctive emerging artists, performers, and cultural innovators come together and showcase their talents and ideas at historic and notable venues along the Miracle Mile. At the Japan Foundation Los Angeles tent, you can enjoy Japanese culture for free!

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Washi: Infinite Ideas in Traditional Techniques


Thursday, September 19 at 7PM

RSVP Required: Click Here

Experience the living heritage of Japanese craftsmanship through washi, the verdant nation’s supple and durable paper now used in art and art restoration worldwide.
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JAPANEMA: YOJIMBO


Wednesday, September 11 at 7PM

Our free film screening series, JAPANEMA is back!  It takes place on the second and fourth Wednesdays at JFLA Auditorium.  Toshiro Mifune stars in Akira Kurosawa’s visually stunning and darkly comic Yojimbo.   The movie is in Japanese with English subtitles.  Reservation is not required. Read More >

The 16th Annual Aki Matsuri


Seattle, WA: Japan came to the Bellevue College (BC) for a weekend!
A two-day program of Japanese cultural and educational events for all ages!

Admission and Parking are Free
during Aki Matsuri Weekend!

http://enma.org/2013/overview.htm

World of Deadly Valor and Tempered Beauty: The Japanese Sword Paradox


Tuesday, September 3 at 7PM

RSVP Required: Click Here

Master swordsmith and martial arts expert Kunimasa Matsuba to delve into the elusive character of Japanese swords.
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Handcrafted Form: Traditions and Techniques


Japan Foundation, Los Angeles (JFLA) and Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM)

to partner for collaborative exhibition of traditional Japanese handcrafts


Exhibition:
Thursday, July 11, 2013 to Wednesday, August 21, 2013
*Opening Reception:
7:00PM, July 11, 2013 @ JFLA
*Global Bazaar - Japanese Cultural Market:
12:00-6:00PM, Saturday, July 27 @ CAFAM

Hours:
Tuesday-Friday: 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday&Sunday: 12:00PM - 6:00PM
Closed on Mondays

http://www.jflalc.org/ac-exhibit-handcrafted.html

Origami Workshop


  • Date: Saturday, August 17
  • Time: 1:00pm, 3:00pm, and 5:00pm
  • Location: JFLA

Come join our origami workshop! You will learn how to fold everything in this photo, and more. We provide the paper - you fold it!

Master Calligrapher Uehara Baikei Live Performance


  • Date: Saturday, July 27
  • Time: 1:00pm & 3:00pm
  • Location: JFLA

Master calligrapher, teacher, and founding president of the Seishou Calligraphy Association in his hometown Osaka, Uehira Baikei presents a free live performance of his big-brush style shodou (calligraphy).  With 30 years of live performances and more than 1200 students under him, Mr. Uehira continues to innovate, on a rare and brief U.S. tour.

 

PIONEERS IN COURAGE AND SPECIAL FILM SCREENING


Lecture by Masako Iino, Former President of Tsuda College, and Screening of Hisako Matsui's "Leonie"
Saturday, July 13th at 3PM
JFLA Conference Room
Click Here to RSVP (Required)

Audience favorite film Leonie from our Japanema matinee series is back by popular demand, to be preceded by a special lecture by Professor Masako Iino, former President of Tsuda College.

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JFLA Lecture Series 10


Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion
With Akiko Fukai, Director and Chief Curator of the Kyoto Costume Institute
Friday, June 28th at 7PM
Goethe-Institut (directly across the courtyard from JFLA) 

Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo, and Yohji Yamamoto showed their collections in Paris for the first time more than thirty years ago, roiling up both criticism and praise for their radical departure from Western conventions of fashion design. Akiko Fukai will delve into the soul of Japanese contemporary fashion and its vast and enduring impact around the world.

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Japanese Storytelling ~Kamishibai for Kids~


Wednesday, June 19th, 2PM
Storyteller: Kazue Takada
Bring the little ones for a unique live storytelling experience that's sure to make them smile!
Free Event

JFLA Lecture Series 9


Art, Protest, Revolution: Avant-Garde Madness in 1960s Japan

With Professor William Marotti

June 5th at 7PM

The universality and global characteristics of Japanese art that so pique the interest of the Western art world are not all to be found in mere Japonism. Recently, a number of exhibitions featuring Japanese art of the 1960s and 1970s in particular have been held on both coasts of the United States. Join us in experiencing the earth-shaking madness brought forth by the artists of 1960s Tokyo.
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Japanema: "Nobita's Dinosaur 2006"


Wednesday, May 29th at 7PM

The “Doraemon” movie series have been released every year since 1980. This is a re-make of the first movie. As Suneo boasts about his fossil, Nobita wants to have his own dinosaur fossil. He digs a hole to search for one, and discovers an elasmosaurus’s egg.
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“Successional Tradition of Noh”


JAPANEMA at Noon
Wednesday, May 29th

How is the Noh tradition kept alive? This film features Yoshito Sekine, a Noh performer of the Kanze school, and captures his rehearsals with his father Shoroku and his son Yoshimaru while showing stage performances of "Shari," "Dojoji," and "Matsukaze."
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"Leonie"


JAPANEMA at Noon
Wednesday, May 22nd

In the lush tradition of the glorious films of Merchant and Ivory, comes the true life story of Leonie Gilmour (Emily Mortimer), whose life crossed continents, wars and cultures, embodied with courage and passion in search of art and freedom.
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Japan Film Festival Los Angeles 2013


Screening and Directors’ Talk
JFLA Auditorium

Saturday, May 11th,2013 12PM-6:30PM
Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 12PM-3:30PM, 7PM-8:30PM

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JAPANEMA Matinee on Weekend


“Strawberry Fields” (91 MIN/2006)

Saturday, May 11th at Noon
JFLA Auditorium

When three of her classmates turn into ghosts, a fleeting heart-to-heart moment of spiritual exchange in farewell unfolds for a high-school girl in this coming-of-age fantasy, vividly depicted in a flood of nostalgia.
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"GOEMON"


JAPANEMA at Noon
Wednesday, May 8th

Based on a Japanese folk legend that echoes the tale of Robin Hood, this ninja thriller follows the exploits of Goemon Ishikawa (Yosuke Eguchi), who leaves his fighting clan after its chief is murdered and uses his skills as a thief to help the poor.
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"Kamui Gaiden"


JAPANEMA at Noon
Wednesday, May 1st

Once a powerful ninja, Kamui (Kenichi Matsuyama) walks away from his violent and murderous ways. His travels bring him to a seashore village where he meets Hanbei (Kaoru Kobayashi), a fisherman who shares the former ninja's sense of honor.
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Japanema: "Linda Linda Linda"


Wednesday, April 24th at 7PM
リンダ リンダ リンダ

Directed by Nobuhiro Yamashita, LINDA LINDA LINDA depicts the musical and personal dramas of an all-girl high school rock band and has played to critical acclaim at more than 40 major international film festivals. The film notably offers a soundtrack by ex-Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha and a cameo by punk rock legends The Ramones.

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"Love And Honor"


JAPANEMA at Noon
Wednesday, April 24th

武士の一分

Shinnojo Mimura is a samurai sharing a hand-to-mouth existence with his beautiful wife, Kayo. Frustrated by his lowly status within the castle ranks, Shinnojo dreams of better days instructing children in the way of the sword. But destiny, it would seem, has other plans…

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Discussion and Book Signing by Leslie Helm


Author of Yokohama Yankee
Friday, April 19, 12:00PM
Free to attend, RSVP Required

Leslie Helm's decision to adopt Japanese children launches him on a personal journey through his family's 140 years in Japan , beginning with his great-grandfather, who worked as a military advisor in 1870 and defied custom to marry his Japanese mistress. The family's poignant experiences of love and war help Helm overcome his cynicism and embrace his Japanese and American heritage.
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Curators’ View - Japanese Contemporary Photography


Date: Thursday, April 18th at 7PM
Location: JFLA Auditorium
Information: http://www.jflalc.org/ac-lecture08-curator.html

"Honey And Clover"


JAPANEMA at Noon
Wednesday, April 17th

ハチミツとクローバー

Based on the manga, five college age art students become close friends as they share common interests in the field of art. The newest member of their group is Hagu. She is the niece of an art professor at the university and is known as a child prodigy. Immediately two of her friends grow to like her, Takemoto and Morita.
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Watch & Learn - Classical Japanese Dance and Make-Up


Date: Wednesday, April 10th at 7PM
Location: JFLA Auditorium
Activity Report: http://www.jflalc.org/ac-lecture07-watch.html

"LIVE YOUR DREAM: The Taylor Anderson Story"


This film is a story about Taylor Anderson and all the young people who travel the world trying to make a difference. Taylor was an extraordinary American who dedicated herself to teaching Japanese children, living her dream right up to the events of March 11, 2011. The earthquake and tsunami in Japan was a disaster that no one could have expected.
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Bento - Japanese Culture in a Box


Date: Monday, April 8th at 7PM
Location: JFLA Auditorium
Information: http://www.jflalc.org/ac-lecture06-bento.html

Special Double Feature Film Screening


Date: Wednesday, April 3rd at 7PM
Location: JFLA Auditorium
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This screening is part of Hapa Japan 2013

HIKOBAE


Date: Saturday, March 30th, 2013 (6PM)/Sunday, March 31st, 2013 (2PM)
Location: JACCC – Aratani Japan America Theatre
(244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA 90012)
Ticket:   $35 ($20 w/ Promotional Code: hikobaejf)
http://www.jaccc.org/hikobae.php

Moving Forward: Life after the Great East Japan Earthquake - Global Agenda in Post Fukushima (part 1)


Date: Friday, March 22nd, 2013 (2:30PM - 6PM)
Location: UCLA - Royce Hall 306
RSVP: Required
Information: http://www.international.ucla.edu/japan/news/article.asp?parentid=130240

Love to Nippon 2013


Date: Sunday, March 10th, 2013 (2PM - 5:30PM)
Location: LAPD Headquarters (Los Angeles, CA)
Registration: RSVP Required
Information: http://www.jas-socal.org/Default.aspx?pageId=824060&eventId=622962&EventViewMode=EventDetails

Live Your Dream: The Taylor Anderson Story


Date: Saturday, March 9th, 2013 at 3pm
Location: JFLA Auditorium
Information: http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=c83f204740850ff66ba2d6475&id=98cd6df0b5

"Asian Voices" and the US Japan Relationship in 2013


Date: Friday, March 1st, 2013 from 7:00PM
Venue: JFLA Auditorium (5700 Wilshire BVLD. STE100)
Information: http://www.jflalc.org/ac-workshop-asianvoices.html

Anime and Hollywood By Roland Kelts


Date: Wednesday, February 20th at 7PM
Location: JFLA Auditorium
Information: http://www.jflalc.org/ac-workshop-animeandhollywood.html

JAPANEMA eclair for our future


Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 7pm
Location: JFLA Auditorium
Admission: Free
Information: http://www.jflalc.org/japanema-schedule.html

Twisted Path of Love aka Lovers Are Wet


Nikkatsu's Roman Porno
Date: Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 7:00pm
Location: Cinefamily 611 N Fairfax Avenue // Los Angeles // 90036
Admission: $9
Information: http://www.cinefamily.org/films/nikkatsus-roman-porno/#the-woman-with-red-hair

Restoration of Fukushima from 3.11


Date: Thursday, January 24, 7pm-8:30pm
Location: JFLA Auditorium
Admission: Free (RSVP required)
Information: http://www.jflalc.org/ac-workshop-fukushima.html
Co-organizer:  Japan America Society of Southern California

Japan Kimono Beauty


Date: Jan 20, 2013  7:00pm
Location: Holiday Inn Torrance 
Admission: $20
Info: http://lakimononadeshiko.blog79.fc2.com/
562-923-3732 (LA kimono nadeshiko kai)

Following Desire aka Ichijo's Wet Lust


Nikkatsu's Roman Porno
Date: Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 6:45pm
Location: Cinefamily 611 N Fairfax Avenue // Los Angeles // 90036
Admission: $9
Information: http://www.cinefamily.org/films/nikkatsus-roman-porno/#the-woman-with-red-hair

Angel Guts: Red Classroom


Nikkatsu's Roman Porno
Date: Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 8:00pm
Location: Cinefamily 611 N Fairfax Avenue // Los Angeles // 90036
Admission: $9
Information: http://www.cinefamily.org/films/nikkatsus-roman-porno/#the-woman-with-red-hair

PARO: The World's Most Therapeutic Robot


Date: Jan 12, 2013, 1-2:30pm 
Location: Auditorium in JFLA
Admission: Free (RSVP required)
Information: http://www.jflalc.org/ac-workshop-paro.html

Eclaire For Our Future, Our Children


Date: Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 at Noon
Location: JFLA Auditorium
Admission: Free
Information: http://www.jflalc.org/JAPANEMA-Matinees.html

Crayon Shinchan The Storm Called...


Date: Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 at 7PM
Location: JFLA Auditorium
Admission: Free (RSVP is required)
Information: http://www.jflalc.org/japanema-schedule.html

Kotohajime 2013


Date: Sunday, January 6th, 2013 at 1pm
Location: Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
Admission: $20 (Ticket required)
Information: http://www.jaccc.org/Kotohajime2013.php

The Woman With Red Hair


Nikkatsu's Roman Porno
Date: Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 7:00pm
Location: Cinefamily 611 N Fairfax Avenue // Los Angeles // 90036
Admission: $9
Information: http://www.cinefamily.org/films/nikkatsus-roman-porno/#the-woman-with-red-hair

Information Center Hours

Information Center Open


Information Center Schedule:
・Tuesdays & Thursdays: 12PM - 7PM
・Wednesdays & Fridays: 12PM - 4PM
・Second and Fourth Saturdays: 12PM - 4:30PM*

*Saturday schedule is subject to change
Closed Sundays, Mondays, and Holidays

Language Events

Japanese-Language Program for Overseas Students (Partner University Students)


(Spring Course 1/29 – 3/14/2013)

This is not open application. This Japanese-language program is designed specifically for universities that are accepting student-interns from their partner-universities in Japan through the “The Dispatches of Student Interns” program. For more information click here.

Click here to read the thank-you letter from Ms. Daralyn Yee of Kapiolani Community College (HI) who participated in its summer course from 7/24/2012 to 9/6/2012.

JF Course Events

Celebrate Japanese new year’s


Everyday Japanese: Making Friends 1(Tues)


Everyday Japanese: Making Friends 2(Tues)


Everyday Japanese: Making Friends 1(SAT)


Everyday Japanese: Making Friends 2(SAT)


Everyday Japanese: Fun with Friends(sat)


Mastering Kana (Sat)


mastering kana(thurs)


Business Japanese(Thurs)


JF Nihongo Tea Time


Date: Saturday, September 7, 2013
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm 
Location: JFLA (Miracle Mile)
Information: http://www.jflalc.org/courses-teatime.html

JLPT The Basics: N5


  • Dates: Saturday, August 24 (1 meeting)
  • Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm (2.0 hours)
  • Location: JFLA (Miracle Mile)
  • Information: TBA

JLPT The Basics: N4


  • Dates: Saturday, August 24 (1 meeting)
  • Time: 1:30am – 3:30pm (2.0 hours)
  • Location: JFLA (Miracle Mile)
  • Information: TBA

Japanese for Fun: Manga Workshop


Summer Camp for Teens: Discover Little Tokyo


Everyday Japanese: Making Friends 1 [Sat]


Mastering Kana (Tue)


Everyday Japanese: Making Friends 2 [Thu]


Business Japanese


Everyday Japanese: Making Friends 1 [Tue]


Mastering Kana (Sat)


Everyday Japanese: Making Friends 2 [Sat]


Fun with Friends


JF Nihongo Tea Time


Mastering Kana [Sat]


Everyday Japanese: Making Friends 1 [Sat]


Everyday Japanese: Making Friends 2 [Sat]


Business Japanese [Sat]


Mastering Kana [Tue]


Everyday Japanese: Making Friends 1 [Thu]


Everyday Japanese: Making Friends 2 [Thu]


JF Nihongo Making Sushi


Date: Wednesday, January 30 at 7pm
Location: JFLA Classroom
Admission: $35 (Registration required)
Information: http://www.jflalc.org/courses-sushi.html

JF Nihongo Tea Time


Date: Saturday, January 12th, 2013 at 10am
Location: JFLA Classroom
Admission: $2 (Cash Only - Registration Required)
Information: http://www.jflalc.org/courses-teatime.html