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Little Glee Monster
On Fort Mason Stage!!

August 8 & 9, 2015

Japan Foundation is proud to announce that Little Glee Monster, the incredible a cappella group consisting of Japanese six teenagers, will join J-POP SUMMIT and sing loud on Fort Mason Center Stage on both days of the weekend! They were chosen out of a very competitive vocal auditions that Japanese entertainment agencies held to find the best vocalists. Come listen to their powerful voice in harmony!
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Daidengaku Dance Workshop

Saturday, August 22 @ 1pm

The Japan Foundation has invited an extraordinary group of daidengaku (traditional Japanese folk dance) dancers to Los Angeles to perform at Nisei Week in Little Tokyo this August. For this occasion, we will hold a fun workshop for those interested in learning this energetic and unique Japanese folk dance from the performers themselves.
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Kyogen Performance

by Manzo Nomura IX

Tuesday, August 25 @ 8pm
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Kyogen Performer Manzo Nomura IX will give a special one-night-only performance and workshop at the James Irvine Japanese Garden (JACCC) in Los Angeles. Audiences will have the rare chance to see this classical comic form of Japanese theatre performed live in the intimate, serene environment of a Japanese zen garden.

Free Japanese Cinema Screening

Youth of the Beast
Wednesday, August 12 @ 7pm

When a mysterious stranger muscles into two rival yakuza gangs, Tokyo’s underworld explodes with violence.Youth of the Beast (Yaju no Seishun) was a breakthrough for director Seijun Suzuki, introducing the flamboyant colors, hallucinatory images, and striking compositions that would become his trademark. This film revitalized the yakuza genre and helped define the inimitable style of a legendary cinematic renegade.
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Conversation Cafe Tea Time
Tue. August 18 @7PM
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Come join our casual conversation café!  At this popular event, you’ll enjoy conversation with native Japanese speakers while having Japanese tea & snacks! Japanese language experience is not necessary—this event is open to everyone, ages 18 and up. Bring your friends with you! 
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Japanese Workshop
JLPT The Basics, Sat., August 15
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This JLPT explanatory workshop aims to provide learners of Japanese with an overview of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). It will provide learners with the opportunity to practice answering questions using sample test questions.
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Call for Applications
Performing Arts Japan 2016-2017

The Japan Foundation is now accepting project proposals for Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) touring and collaboratrion grants for the 2016 - 2017 fiscal year. Application deadline is 5:00 p.m. EST, October 20, 2015.
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Japanese Courses Fall Term
Sep. 12 - Nov. 18
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Our courses are designed for new Japanese-language learners, as well as those who are interested in improving their existing language skills.  Each course focuses on specific themes and learning goals, such as inviting friends or business e-mail.  Register before August 28 and get 10% discount!
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