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Wednesday, August 30
FREE
In this classic tale of love, laughs, and the American Dream, Sami Malik travels from India to the US. When his prospects fall through, he takes a low-paying job and embarks on a scheme to convince his sweetheart that he’s more successful than he really is. Join us for a special screening of the film followed by a panel discussion with director Lena Khan, actor Danny Pudi, and others, moderated by KTTV Fox 11 anchor Susan Hirasuna.

Saturday, September 9
Join us for an interactive program that will look at the long history of Japanese American activism in Little Tokyo through the lens of an innovative project: Japanese American Community Services-Asian Involvement (JACS-AI).

Saturday, September 9
Learn about the history of washi and how to apply it onto a variety of wooden shapes to create jewelry. Make a souvenir washi pendant necklace using wooden beads; in the process, learn techniques of looping and wrapping, how to make an adjustable knot, and how to lacquer your washi projects.

Sunday, September 17
FREE ALL DAY! Join us for the opening of Transpacific Borderlands: The Art of Japanese Diaspora in Lima, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and São Paulo, which will feature a panel discussion with international artists and more.

JANM’s Discover Nikkei project is now accepting Nikkei food-related story submissions for its Itadakimasu 2! Another Taste of Nikkei Culture special series. Click icon for details.



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Exhibitions


An overview of Japanese American history from early immigration to the present day. Incorporates artifacts, artwork, and media—including rare home movies and a section of the barracks from the Heart Mountain concentration camp.

Transpacific Borderlands will examine the experiences of artists of Japanese ancestry born, raised, or living in either Latin America or predominantly Latin American neighborhoods of Southern California. By looking at the work of Japanese Latin American artists, the exhibition will show how ethnic communities, racial mixing, and the concepts of homeland and cosmopolitanism inform the creativity and aesthetics of this hybrid culture.

Transpacific Borderlands is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a Getty-led initiative exploring Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, and is made possible through grants from the Getty Foundation. The presenting sponsor of PST: LA/LA is Bank of America.

 



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