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Photography Exhibition

TOKYO Before/After
Aug 30 [Thu] - Sep 29 [Sat], 2018

Mon-Fri: 10am-7pm, Sat: Noon-5pm
Closed on Sundays & Labor Day [Sep 3]

Pre-opening Reception: Aug 29 [Wed] @7-9pm

Venue:The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
Admission: FREE

“TOKYO Before/After” features a selection of approximately 80 works, in which works by photographers who had captured images of Tokyo in the 1930-40s are presented in juxtaposition with those taken after 2010.


Outdoor Movie Night: Japanese Cinema Month

(6940 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90621)

Friday, September 7 @7pm    "Your Name."
Friday, September 14 @7pm    "Shin Gozilla"
Friday, September 21 @7pm    "Mameshiba"
Friday, September 28 @7pm    "A Tale of Samurai Cooking - A True Love Story"

Free Admission, No RSVP Required

Outdoor Movie Night at The Source presents Japanese Cinema Month! Every Friday in September, we will be showcasing popular Japanese films, from anime to cultural films. Movies will start at 7PM and will screened at the 1st floor Step Plaza at The Source.


Movie Night @Petersen Automotive Museum

New Initial D Trilogy

Friday, September 14, 6:30pm - 10:00pm

@Bruce Meyer Family Gallery

Petersen Automotive Museum

(6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA  90036)

Free Admission     *Standard parking rates apply.

RSVP Required (Click below to reserve a spot.)

Join us for a viewing of the new Initial D trilogy, co-presented by The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles and the Petersen Automotive Museum. All three films will be screened over the course of the evening. Light refreshments and Japanese animation goodies bag (limited supply) will be provided.


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Outdoor Japanese Movie Screening

Your Name.   (106mins, 2016)

Directed by Makoto Shinkai

Sunday, September 16 (Gates Open at 7PM for seating)

@Japanese Friendship Garden
Brand Park, Glendale
(1601 West Mountain St., Glendale, CA 91201)

This event is full.

Enjoy outdoor movie screening in Japanese Friendship Garden located in Brand Park, Glendale. Bring a blanket or chair for sitting on the lawn to watch the movie.
You may bring your own food and drink, and have a picnic under the stars!


Free Japanese Cinema Screening

Fireworks (Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?) 
(90mins, 2017)

Directed by Akiyuki Shinbo & Nobuyuki Takeuchi

Sunday, October 7 @2:00PM (Door Opens @1:00pm)

@Torrance Cultural Arts Center, James R. Armstrong Theatre
(3330 Civic Center Dr., Torrance, CA 90503)

Free Admission
Event is Full (Click below to register Waiting List)

Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation & The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles present producer Genki Kawamura’s follow-up to his mega-hit Your Name. with another tale of star-crossed teenage lovers and a sci-fi fantasy twist.

Shy Norimichi and fast-talking Yusuke, are goo-goo-eyed over the same elusive classmate, Nazuna. But Nazuna, unhappy over her mother’s decision to remarry and leave their countryside town, plans to run away and has secretly chosen Norimichi to accompany her. When things don’t go as planned, Norimichi discovers that a glowing multi-color ball found in the sea has the power to reset the clock and give them a second chance to be together. But each reset adds new complications and takes them farther and farther away from the real world – until they risk losing sight of reality altogether.

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JF Nihongo Fall 2018

September 8 - november 15
Register now!

Study Japanese this fall!  The registration period for our JF Nihongo Fall term has started!
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 by August 24 and get a 10% early bird discount!


Performing Arts JAPAN 2019-2020

Call for Applications
Deadline: October 31, 2018

The Japan Foundation is now accepting project proposals for Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) touring and collaboratrion grants for the 2019 - 2020 fiscal year. Application deadline is 5:00 p.m. EST, October 31, 2018.


2018-19 Grants Now Available!

  1. Japanese Language Learners Event Grant
    Deadlines:   3/1/2018,  9/1/2018

  2. Japanese Teaching Material Purchase Grant
    Deadlines:   3/15/2018,  9/15/2018

  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