Have a VHS tape of My Neighbor Totoro that you just cannot throw away? Still bragging to your friends about the cherry blossom you saw in Tokyo five years ago? We think Japanese culture no longer belongs only to the Japanese nation, but has become a global asset that anybody in the world is entitled to enjoy on their own terms. So many different aspects of Japanese culture are here to inspire your senses, enlighten your mind, engage your own creativity, and encourage your learning. In other words, Japan is yours.
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 the main page of our website.
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.
The Japan Foundation Los Angeles, administers Arts and Culture grants for the 13 states west of the Rocky Mountains. These include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
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:
All items are free to rent for up to three months; however, you must cover the cost of shipping both ways including insurance.