September, 2012: Breeze Issue #59
A Free Monthly E-Newsletter for Friends of Japan & Teachers of Japanese
Greeting From The Director
We had a wonderful OPEN HOUSE with over 650 guests in attendance on August 30th. Since we first opened our doors in 1983 here in Los Angeles, our mission has always been to promote Japanese culture and language education to further strengthen the US-Japan friendship. More importantly, we are now dedicating ourselves to making contributions to this already diverse and multi-cultural community of Los Angeles with an interesting and exciting addition of Japanese culture. One of the highlight of that day was when a group of 35 third graders from a nearby elementary school stopped by and enjoyed calligraphy and origami lessons!
We also started a new membership system for our library users and we encourage you to sign up for a JFLA card by paying ONLY $2.00 for an annual membership fee. We will try our best to better serve our visitors’ needs and inquiries by updating our catalogue, which currently includes 2,000 Audio Visual materials and more than 7,000 books and magazines on Japan.
To our local customers who can visit our center in person, we look forward to offering many kinds of events including art exhibits, film screenings, language classes, workshops and more. To our long-standing customers who live far away from Los Angeles, we will be happy to continue our services to reach as far as we can, so please visit our website to see how you can benefit from our facilities and services.
Misako Ito, Director