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Dear reader
Announcing the launch of “Japan Connection ” monthly English magazine which introduces Japanese cultures. After receiving the honor of Mount Fuji added to the World Heritage List as a Cultural Site, Tokyo officially being selected to host the 2020 Summer Olympics and Japanese cuisine added to UNESCO’s (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Intangible Cultural Heritage list; Japan is receiving the biggest attention.

We decided to launch the English monthly magazine “Japan Connection” starting April 2014, here in USA. We will provide to latest informations about Japan in this magazine and web site(www.japanconnction.us). We hope this publication will be read all Japanese fun in the United States. Please introduce this magazine “Japan Connection ” to his/her friends. Please experience Japan in LA and go to Japan soon.

Sincerely yours,
Publisher: Toshimasa Tomiyama

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Event Calendar

6/11 - 12/18
Art
Japanese Paintings: From the Zen Mind  Los Angeles County Museum of Art  5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles
6/18 - 10/3
Art
Yasuhiro Ishimoto: Bilingual Photography and the Architecture of Greene & Greene  The Huntington Library, Arts Collections, and Botanical Gardens  1151 Oxford Rd. San Marino
9/10 - 10/29
Art
Jun Kaneko: New Paintings and Sculptures  Edward Cella Art+Architecture  2754 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles  (323) 525-0053
9/18 - 10/16
Art
The Price Collection  Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
10/1 & 8
Culture
Japanese for Advanced Learners: Discussions in Japanese  The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles  5700 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 100, Los Angeles
10/1
Culture
Edible Adventures: Got Rice? Exploring Little Tokyo Grain by Grain  Japanese American National Museum  100 N. Central Ave. Los Angeles  Phone:(213) 625-0414
10/1
Culture
Akimatsuri Fall Festival  East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center  1203 W. Puente Ave. West Covina  Phone:(626) 960-2566
10/2
Culture
8th Annual Kokoro Craft Boutique  Japanese American National Museum
10/2
Culture
Japanese Folk Dance JAM Session  San Fernando Mall  900 San Fernando Rd. San Fernando
10/5
Film
October Cinema Night: "Shall We Dance?" Film Screening  Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden  270 Arlington Dr. Pasadena  Phone:(626) 399-1721
10/8
Culture
Bonsai Academy  The Huntington Library, Arts Collections, and Botanical Gardens  1151 Oxford Rd. San Marino  Phone:(626) 405-2100
10/8 & 9
Culture
Two-Day Craft Workshop—Indigo Vat Making and Shibori Technique  Japanese American National Museum
10/14
Culture
Otsukimi (Moon Festival)  South Coast Botanic Gardens  26300 Crenshaw Blvd. Palos Verdes Peninsula  Phone:(310) 544-1948
10/14 & 15
Culture
Okaeri 2016: A Nikkei LGBTQ Gathering   Japanese American National Museum
10/15
Film
YO-KAI WATCH:THE MOVIE  See p7
10/15 & 16
Culture
Akiba Fest 2016  See p14
10/15 & 16
Culture
Japanese Garden Festival  Descanso Gardens  1418 Descanso Dr. La Cañada Flintridge  Phone:(818) 949-4200
10/16
Culture
Intro to the Tea Ceremony, Chado, with Keiko Nakada Sensei  Shoseian "Whispering Pine" Japanese Tea House  Brand Park  1601 W. Mountain St. Glendale  friends@shoseianteahouse.com
10/16
Culture
Japan America Kite Festival  Santa Monica Pier and North side of Santa Monica Pier  401 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica
10/22
Culture
Kishin Daiko 35th Anniversary Concert  Aratani Theatre  244 S. San Pedro St. Los Angeles  Phone:(213) 628-2725
10/16 - 1/29/2017
Culture
“Sharing Culture | Creating Community” Public Opening and Exhibition  Descanso Gardens
10/23
Culture
Origami Day at the Garden  The Japanese Garden  6100 Woodley Ave. Van Nuys  Phone:(818) 756-8166
10/28
Culture
Obake Night  Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute  1964 W. 162nd St. Gardena  Phone:(310) 324-6611
10/29
Music
Saori Yuki & Sachiko Yasuda, Aurora Benefit Concert in LA  See p8