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Series: Partnerships & Collaborations

All programs are free for JANM members and free 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 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. (RSVPs are not accepted for Family Festivals). 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.


Thursday, July 28, 2016
7:00 PM

Visual Communications: Uprooted from the Scenes


In the Tateuchi Democracy Forum

Join Visual Communications for the tenth edition of their popular summertime community extravaganza, organized and hosted by VC’s stable of summer interns. Screenings will include highlights from the 2016 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, works from VC’s Armed with a Camera Fellowship and Digital Histories senior media workshop, and select premieres by local APIA filmmakers.

Please visit for tickets and more information.

Sunday, July 31, 2016
10:00 AM—1:30 PM

Delicious Little Tokyo Walking Tour


Delicious Little Tokyo is a weekend-long event spotlighting the culinary delights of Little Tokyo. In conjunction with this event, JANM presents a cultural and culinary walking tour. Meet at JANM, where one of our knowledgeable docents will present an introduction to the museum before embarking on a tour of the historic sights of the neighborhood. The walk will include stops at local specialty stores and cafes, where participants will be able to sample a variety of Japanese treats.

$28 members; $35 non-members. Museum admission and six food samplings included. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. Limited to 15 participants.

Delicious Little Tokyo is presented by Go Little Tokyo, a neighborhood marketing campaign run by Little Tokyo Community Council (LTCC), created by Community Arts Resources (CARS), and funded by Metro Los Angeles.

Sunday, July 31, 2016
2:30 PM

Film Screening—There is a New World Somewhere


In the Tateuchi Democracy Forum

JANM is pleased to partner with Visual Communications to present an encore screening of Li Lu’s There is a New World Somewhere, a Special Jury Award winner at the 2015 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.

A down-on-her luck aspiring artist returns home to Austin to attend the wedding party of a close childhood friend, only to join a handsome, mysterious stranger for a spontaneous road trip through America’s South. This event is part of VC’s ongoing series of community screenings.

Please visit for tickets and more information.

Saturday, August 27, 2016
2:00 PM

Introduction to Go For Broke


In 2015, Go For Broke National Education Center (GFBNEC) relocated its offices to JANM’s Historic Building (the former Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple). As part of a grand celebration on May 28, the organization unveiled its groundbreaking new interactive exhibition, The Defining Courage Experience.

Join GFBNEC president Dr. Vince Beresford for a viewing of Defining Courage and a discussion of the organization’s new facilities, the relevance of the temple and its history to GFBNEC’s mission, and plans for the future.

Free with museum admission. RSVPs are recommended using the link below.

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