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Japan America Society of Southern California
Building Japan-America Relationships Since 1909
JACCC will present THE ART OF TEA 2020, a first Sunday of the month tea ceremony series in March, April, and May 2020. Please join us for this unique and special introduction to Chado, or the Way of Tea and experience a 500-year-old Japanese traditional tea ceremony featuring matcha and sencha. Four Los Angeles chapter tea schools: Omote Senke, Ura Senke, Edo Senke, and Ogasawara Sencha will each share a seasonal celebration reflected in their aesthetics practices. Tickets required to enjoy special tea, sweets, and ceremony.
March 1, April 5 and May 2, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm
$15 General Admission, $12 JACCC Members
JACCC Center Building, Tea House (map)
244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.
Japan America Society of Southern California is pleased to support this special screeing.
The purpose of the exchange program is to give the students a grassroots understanding of the United States, its people, language, and culture, as well as to teach the students about the local community and businesses. The program offers a homestay experience with an American family, visits to U.S. corporations, universities in Los Angeles. The program will allow the students to put into practice their English studies by giving them opportunites to speak English and interact with leaders and other persons from the local community.
This exchange program is hosted by the U.S.-Japan Council’s TOMODACHI Initiative and sponsored by Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), including MUFG Bank and MUFG Union Bank, and the program expenses are paid by MUFG.
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While you are enjoying your sake, sushi and beer, take a moment to listen to traditional Japanese music. There will also be a silent auction to benefit Inland Valley Habitat for Humanity, the charitable beneficiary of this year’s event.
Saturday, April 18, 2020 1:00pm
Pechanga Resort & Casino, 45000 Pechanga Parkway, I-5, Temecula, California
VIP Ticket $150 Includes entry beginning at 12:00pm.
General Admission Ticket $75
Click here to purchase tickets, or call (888) 810-8871.
Must be 21 or older to attend. Valid ID required to enter event. Pechanga Management reserves all rights. Please drink responsibly. Designated Driver tickets available through the Box Office only.
“Bokyo no Kane – Nostalgic for Homeland”
April 21, 2020
6:00pm Optional Bento Box Dinner ($10 and must be pre-ordered)
7:00pm Film Screening
FREE Admission, registration required. You can register, or pre-order a $10 Bento Box Dinner, by emailing Ms. Naoko Okada at firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling (310) 479-6101.
The Terasaki Nibei Foundation
11570 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 900064
Japan’s aggressive resettlement policy during WWII victimized many innocent poor Japanese farmers, as well as Chinese in Mainland China.
Japan established the state of Manchukuo in North East China and into Mongolia. From 1932 through 1945, Japanese farming families totaling more than 270,000 people were relocated to the border area, close to Russia. More than half lost their lives, most of them woman and children.
Japanese men older than 15 were taken by Soviets as POWs and forced to work in Siberia. This happened after Japan surrendered to the allies. This is a little known, tragic event of WWII.
Hisako Yamada, an 87-year-old female movie director, believes this story must be told. She made this movie to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII.
Screening is in Japanese with English subtitles.
Tuesday, May 5, 2019 7:15am - 11:00am
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown Hotel
900 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90017
For 94 years, World Trade Week has been the most extensive and unique program of its kind in the country.
Join more than 800 executives and members of the diplomatic corps to commence a month-long celebration of world trade in Southern California.
World Trade Week supports college and high school scholarships, high school student workshops, as well as briefings for civic and business leaders interested in benefiting from the global economy.
Admission is $95
For more information or to register, please visit World Trade Week website
JASSC is pleased to serve as a Cooperating Organization for World Trade Week