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Calendar of Events — February 2021

All programs are free for JANM members and included with admission for non-members, unless otherwise noted. Events are subject to change.

Reservations are recommended for most programs; you may use the links below. You may also RSVP by emailing rsvp@janm.org or calling 213.625.0414 at least 48 hours in advance. Please indicate the name, date, and time of the program, as well as your name and the number of people in your party.

For all ticketed events (classes, workshops, food tours, etc.), pre-payment is required to hold your space. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or no refund will be issued.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
4:00 PM—5:30 PM

Building & Bridging (Part I): Bridging Japanese American and Japanese Corporations

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FREE

Japanese corporations and Japanese American communities have a long and complex history that weaves together stories of immigration, industrial expansion, and the building of neighborhoods, businesses, and banks. With a focus on Los Angeles, this two part program brings together speakers that represent a broad spectrum of Japanese corporations in the U.S. and Japanese American communities to discuss the past, present, and future relationships of these two groups.

This first part will focus on the history of Japanese corporations in the U.S. and their relationships to the Japanese American community leading to the present day.

Presentation:
Lon Kurashige, Professor, University of Southern California
Featured speakers:
Thomas Iino, Founding Chairman of USJC; Board member, JACCC, JANM, Keiro, First Choice Bank
Yuko Kaifu, President, Japan House (Los Angeles)
Chris Komai, Communications Writer, JANM
Moderator:
Frank Buckley, Anchor, KTLA 5 Morning News

This program will be in English with simultaneous translation into Japanese.

RSVPs are required using the link below. You will be emailed links and instructions to join our conversation on Zoom. Please confirm that the email that you register with is the best way to reach you. Contact publicprograms@janm.org if you have any additional questions or specific access concerns.

Building and Bridging is co-presented by The Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles & Japan Business Association of Southern California

Image credit: Japanese American National Museum (Gift of Hiro Hishiki, 98.266)

Saturday, February 6, 2021
3:00 PM—4:30 PM

What Does It Mean to Be Nikkei in 2021?

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FREE

In 2018, The Nippon Foundation, in collaboration with JANM, launched the Global Nikkei Young Adult Research Project to examine how young adult Nikkei around the world feel about and express their Japanese heritage. Analyzing the data from a worldwide survey and global regional focus groups, the project sought to obtain a deeper understanding of their similarities and differences, as well as their celebrations and challenges.

In this virtual program, the project’s lead researchers—Dr. Curtiss Takada Rooks and Dr. Lindsey Sasaki Kogasaka—will share an overview of the final report findings, followed by small group discussions around the question: “What does it mean to be Nikkei in 2021?” Simultaneous translations of the main presentation will be available in Spanish and Portuguese to encourage international Nikkei participation. In addition to the breakout sessions, an optional opportunity for networking and connection will be available following the program.

Registration is required. Limited space is available, so sign up now!

This program is presented by JANM’s Discover Nikkei project in partnership with Department of Asian and Asian American Studies of Loyola Marymount University.

Friday, February 12, 2021
3:00 PM—4:00 PM

Building & Bridging (Part II): Building Relationships into the Future

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FREE

Japanese corporations and Japanese American communities have a long and complex history that weaves together stories of immigration, industrial expansion, and the building of neighborhoods, businesses, and banks. With a focus on Los Angeles, this two part program brings together speakers that represent a broad spectrum of Japanese corporations in the U.S. and Japanese American communities to discuss the past, present, and future relationships of these two groups.

This second part will highlight how both Japanese corporations and Japanese American communities can continue to cultivate these relationships to move towards a stronger and vibrant future for all.

Featured Speakers:
Paul Yonamine, Executive Chairman, Central Pacific Bank; Chairman & CEO, Central Pacific Financial Corporation; Chair, USJC Board of Directors
Tracey Doi, Chief Financial Officer, GVP, Toyota Motor North America; Board Member, JANM
Yuichi Mitsumori, Head of Japanese Business Banking MUFG Union Bank, N.A.; Head of Los Angeles Branch, Mitsubushi UFJ Bank; President, JBA; Board Member, JANM

Moderator:
Yuko Kaifu, President, Japan House (Los Angeles)

This program will be in English with simultaneous translation into Japanese.

RSVPs are required using the link below. You will be emailed links and instructions to join our conversation on Zoom. Please confirm that the email that you register with is the best way to reach you. Contact publicprograms@janm.org if you have any additional questions or specific access concerns.

Building and Bridging is co-presented by The Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles & Japan Business Association of Southern California

 

 

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