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Bilingual Yoga at Lunchtime

Wednesday, June 6
(2 sessions, 20min/ session)

Wellness Wednesdays: We offer Wellness programs on Wednesday at lunchtime!
June 6th 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 Conversation Cafe: Tea Time

monday, june 11
Free admission, register now

Come join our casual conversation café and meet new friends!  You'll enjoy chatting with native Japanese speakers.  All levels are welcome.  Japanese learning experience is not necessary.  We are open to everyone, ages 18 and up.


Impressions of the Seas: Gyotaku Fish Prints

Art Exhibition
in collaboration with LACMA
June 21, 2018 - July 13, 2018

Pre-Opening Event: Gyotaku Lecture & Demonstration
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 7-9pm

Admission Free, Reservation Required

Japanese gyotaku (lit. ‘fish rubbing’) is the unlikely marriage of fish, sumi ink, and washi paper.  Once used to record the size of an impressive catch, it has been elevated to a fine art through the efforts of gyotaku masters. "Impressions of the Seas: Gyotaku Fish Prints" by Dwight Hwang features a selection of prints depicting freshwater, coastal and open ocean specimens alongside objects which detail the gyotaku printmaking process.

At a pre-opening on June 20, a brief lecture by the curator and live demonstration by the artist followed by a reception sponsored by Sotheby's Institute of Art.

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Lecture: Squids, Our Long-Term Friends Save the World

Thursday June 28, 2018 7pm

Along with tuna and salmon, squid is one of the most popular, and its presence in Japanese culture cannot be overstated. With its high-protein and rich amino acids, squid has many benefits. Squid also has the potential to be developed as a marine resource and could be ideal in improving the global food shortage which faces us today.
In this lecture, squid lover and biologist Dr. Tomano, who has researched squid both in Japan and US, will talk about the long-term relationship between Japanese and squid, its amazing life, and the benefits of squid as food.
In the following reception, there will be a sample of Japanese delicacies using squids offered to attendees.

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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