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Exhibition: Carving Across Borders: Block Prints of Hiroshi Yoshida

OCTOBER 10 - OCTOBER 31, 2018

Mon - Fri: 10am-7pm, Sat: Noon - 5pm
Closed on Sundays
Free admission

The Japan Foundation is honored to present the Carving Across Borders: Block Prints of Hiroshi Yoshida exhibition with the generous support of Randall and Diana Fullmer.



Halloween ”Spooktacular" Tea time: Let’s chat in Japanese in your costume!

tuesday, october 23
Free admission, register now

Put your Halloween costume on and join our Halloween themed conversation café, Tea Time! 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 !

detailsclick here to RSVP

Free Japanese Cinema Screening

GHOST SQUAD (106mins, 2018)

Directed by Noboru Iguchi

Wednesday, October 24 @7:00PM
Free Admission, NO RSVP REQUIRED

A quirky horror film depicting the escapades of the ghost revenge group, "Ghost Squad", by the gifted director of The Machine Girl, Iguchi Noboru.


Change the World with Onigiri (Rice Ball): Hello Kitty Onigiri Workshop

Saturday, October 27, 2018
JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles, Hollywood and Highland, Level 5
(6801 Hollywood Blvd.,Los Angeles, CA 90028)

This event is full. (sign up for waiting list)


The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles will once again team up with TABLE FOR TWO USA for an Onigiri (Rice Ball) making workshop where you can learn how to make traditional Japanese rice balls with savory fillings and seaweed! This year, thanks to the support from Sanrio Inc., you will have a chance to make one-of-a-kind Hello Kitty onigiri! All workshop participants will also receive a small Halloween-themed gift from Sanrio!  Space is limited and RSVP is essential. 


Meditation with Japanese Singing Bowl

Wednesday, October 31
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!


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.


Wooden Chopsticks, Metal Chopsticks: Grab Japanese and Korean Culture through the Languages

wednesday, November 7
Free admission, rsvp requested

Japan and Korea are neighboring countries that share many similarities and contrasts in customs and language. For example, both countries use chopsticks but did you know that the types of chopstick are different? What other similarities or differences do these countries share?
In this lecture, by sampling video clips from various Korean and Japanese programs, we will explore some unique aspects of the two cultures, especially as it connects to how people communicate with one another.  After the lecture, you will enjoy a tasting of Korean and Japanese food and beverages and be able to “grab” an understanding of the two cultures!  No language knowledge is required. 

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Bilingual Yoga at Lunchtime

Wednesday, November 7
(2 sessions, 20min/ session)

Wellness Wednesdays: We offer Wellness programs on Wednesday at lunchtime!
August 15 is Yoga day!  In this program, no need to change clothes or use a yoga mat; you will be seated in a chair receiving relaxing instruction from a bilingual (English and Japanese) instructor. Learn simple Japanese phrases during the instruction and stretch your mind as well as your body.
There will be two free sessions beginning at 12:30pm and 1:00pm. No reservation necessary, all are welcome.


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