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Meditation with Japanese Singing Bowl

Wednesday, November 21
12:30pm, 1:00pm (20min sessions)
free admission

Mid-week fatigue is a familiar foe to many of us.  Why not maximize your relaxation and join us for a Sound Bath at Lunchtime!
The singing bowl used for this program harmoniously combines the healing qualities of the Tibetan singing bowl and its Japanese traditional singing bowl. Relax and feel your stress dissipate into thin air as the sounds of the singing bowl lead you into a meditative state.
There is no charge and no reservation required. All are welcome to come, sit, listen, and refresh!


Lecture & Panel Discussion

Re-Imagining Kurosawa

Lecturer: David Desser, Ph.D. (Dean, Anaheim University Akira Kurosawa School of Film)
Special Guest Panelist: George Takei

Monday, November 26 @7:00PM

JAPAN HOUSE Los AngelesHollywood & Highland, Level 5
(6801 Hollywood BLVD., Los Angeles, CA 90028)

FREE Admission, Registration REQUIRED

Dr. David Desser (Dean, Anaheim University Akira Kurosawa School of Film) will help you “Re-Imagine Akira Kurosawa” as he provides you unique insight into Kurosawa and his classic film, High and Low (1963), which was adapted from Ed McBain’s detective novel King’s Ransom. Panel discussion/Q&A session follows the lecture (special guest panelists: actor, George Takei and others TBA).

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Free Japanese Cinema Screening

Tremble All You Want  (117mins, 2017)

Directed by Akiko Ooku

Wednesday, November 28 @7:00PM
Free Admission, NO RSVP REQUIRED

24-year-old office employee Yoshika (Mayu Matsuoka) has a secret crush on her former junior high school classmate Ichi (Takumi Kitamura), but then her colleague Ni (Daichi Watanabe) asks her to be his girlfriend.


JFLA Lecture Series 56

Brewing Happiness: Secrets Behind a Century-old Sake-making Family Business

monday, december 3 7pm
JAPAN HOUSE Los AngelesHollywood & Highland, Level 5
(6801 Hollywood BLVD., Los Angeles, CA 90028)

FREE Admission, Registration REQUIRED

Japan is known as a nation of long-lived families and family businesses. There are more than 30,000 centuries-old companies that exist in Japan and many of them have been family-run for many generations. 

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Japanese Conversation Cafe: Tea Time

Thursday, december 6
Free admission, register now

It's that time of the year again!  Tea Time is one of the most popular events at the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles.  70-100 people get together and you will enjoy Japanese snacks and tea while you chat with native Japanese speakers. All levels welcome! Japanese language experience is not necessary-this event is open to everyone, ages 18 and up.

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JF Nihongo Winter 2019

January 19 - March 21
Register now!

Study Japanese this winter!  Our JF Nihongo Winter 2019 term will start on January 19!
People interested in learning Japanese at JFLA will have three beginner-level Japanese-language courses.  In each class, students will learn concepts and communication skills which are essential to having a well-rounded understanding of everyday Japanese! 
Register before January 11 so that you can get the early bird 10% discount!


Japanese Training Programs - NOW AVAILABLE!

Fiscal Year 2019-20

Click here and select Japanese Training Programs from the online form to contact us with any questions or to inform us of your intention to apply to one of these programs.

2018-19 Grants Now Available!

  1. Japanese Language Learners Event Grant
    Deadlines:   3/1/20189/1/2018

  2. Japanese Teaching Material Purchase Grant
    Deadlines:   3/15/20189/15/2018

  3. Salary Assistance Grant for Japanese Language Courses
    Deadline:  4/10/2018 

  4. Japanese Language Education Project Grant
    Deadline:  Two months prior to the project start date