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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

12/24/2016 - 5/7
Art
Japanese Art at LACMA: Celebrating 10 Years of the Japanese Art Acquisitions Group  Los Angeles County Museum of Art  5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles  (323) 857-6010
2/17 - 7/9
Others
75 Years: Remembering Japanese American Incarceration During World War II  Robert E. Kennedy Library  California Polytechnic State University  1 Grand Ave, Bldg. 35, San Luis Obispo  (805) 756-5760
2/19 - 7/31
Others
Tranquility Disrupted: Japanese Internment and San Luis Obispo County  History Center Museum  696 Monterey St. San Luis Obispo  (805) 543-0638
2/26 - 4/2
Others
THE FIRST KARAOKE: ENKAI  Japanese American Cultural and Community Center  244 South San Pedro St. Los Angeles  (213) 628-2725
3/3 - 4/30
Art
The Art of the Kimono & Flat and Folded  San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
3/12 - 8/20
Others
New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei  Japanese American National Museum  100 N. Central Ave. Los Angeles  (213) 625-0414
3/17 - 5/28
Art
YOSHIO IKEZAKI: ELEMENTS  Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery  ArtCenter College of Design  1700 Lida St. Pasadena
4/1
Art
Demonstration - International Bonsai Artist Mauro Stemberger  The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens  Japanese Garden, Bonsai Court  1151 Oxford Rd. San Marino  (626) 405-210
4/2
Culture
Tokyo City Cup & Japan Family Day 2017  Santa Anita Park  285 W Huntington Dr. Arcadia  event@tokyocitycup.com
4/7 - 8/13
Art
Modern Japan: Prints from the Taisho Era (1912–1926) and Beyond  Mingei International Museum  Balboa Park, Plaza de Panama  1439 El Prado San Diego  (619)239-0003
4/8
Culture
Hanamatsuri  815 E. 1st. St. Los Angeles  (213)680-9130
4/15 - 10/8
Art
Kanban - Traditional Shop Signs of Japan  Mingei International Museum
4/15
Culture
CSUF JCC 6th Annual Spring Expo - Shiki  California State University Fullerton  800 North State College Blvd. Fullerton
4/15
Culture
Awaya-kai 40th Anniversary Koto Concert  James Armstrong Theater  3330 Civic Center Dr., Torrance  For tickets: www.awayakai.com
4/19
Music
Kei Akagi Tokyo Trio with guest artist James Newton  Irvine Barclay Theatre  4242 Campus Dr. Irvine  (949) 854-4646
4/21 - 23
Film
Locarno in Los Angeles  The Downtown Independent  251 S Main St. Los Angeles  (213) 617-1033
4/22
Culture
20th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival  Barnes Park  350 S. McPherrin Ave. Monterey Park  (626) 307-1388
4/22 - 23
Culture
45th Annual Bunka-Sai Japanese Cultural Festival  See p4
4/23
Culture
First Annual Sado, Kado, Shodo Cultural Exhibition  Japanese American Cultural and Community Center  244 South San Pedro St. Los Angeles  (213) 628-2725
4/23
Culture
Japanese Tea Experience  The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
4/24
Film
Newport Beach Film Festival (The Japanese Spotlight)  See p4
4/26 & 5/24
Culture
Manga Otakus and Newbies  Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, Polly Watts Story Theater  3301 Torrance Blvd. Torrance  (310) 618-5964
5/10
Music
Fuzjko Hemming piano concert  See p8