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Saturday, May 26, 2018
1:00 PM—3:00 PM

Nikkei Genealogical Society General Meeting

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The Nikkei Genealogical Society (NikkeiGen) promotes, encourages, and shares Nikkei genealogy through education, research, and networking. NikkeiGen’s general meetings are open to anyone who is interested in researching their family trees, learning more about their Japanese roots and heritage, and participating in group discussions and networking. Meetings occur approximately once a month from January to October, with the location alternating between JANM and the Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS) in Burbank.

The meeting is included with museum admission. RSVP is required.

To RSVP or for more information, email info@nikkeigenealogicalsociety.org or visit the Facebook page at facebook.com/nikkeigen. Limited to 35 participants.

In the Koichi & Toyo Nerio Education Center

Thursday, May 10, 2018

34th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

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Visual Communications, the nation’s premier Asian Pacific American media arts center, once again brings the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival to JANM for a series of special event screenings and select encores of festival favorites. In many cases, filmmakers will be on hand to participate in Q&A sessions with audiences, adding a uniquely intimate element to the experience. Celebrating its 34th edition, the festival will bring the best and brightest of new Asian Pacific American cinema to Little Tokyo audiences.

For schedule and to purchase tickets, visit festival.vconline.org. JANM members are eligible for discounts.

Note: The festival runs May 3–12, with screenings at JANM taking place May 5–6 and 10.

In the Tateuchi Democracy Forum

Saturday, May 5, 2018

34th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

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Saturday, May 5 – Sunday, May 6

Visual Communications, the nation’s premier Asian Pacific American media arts center, once again brings the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival to JANM for a series of special event screenings and select encores of festival favorites. In many cases, filmmakers will be on hand to participate in Q&A sessions with audiences, adding a uniquely intimate element to the experience. Celebrating its 34th edition, the festival will bring the best and brightest of new Asian Pacific American cinema to Little Tokyo audiences.

For schedule and to purchase tickets, visit festival.vconline.org. JANM members are eligible for discounts.

Note: The festival runs May 3–12, with screenings at JANM taking place May 5–6 and 10.

In the Tateuchi Democracy Forum

Saturday, May 5, 2018

C3: The Conference for Creative Content

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This media arts conference features panels and seminars on new media technologies, platforms, and distribution. C3 aims to connect creative individuals through a forum of pioneers in entertainment, academia, and professional guilds.

For details and to purchase tickets, visit vconline.org.

In the George & Sakaye Aratani Central Hall

Saturday, March 31, 2018
2:00 PM

Film Screening and Discussion—Proof of Loyalty: Kazuo Yamane and the Nisei Soldiers of Hawai‘i

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With a population that included a significant percentage of persons of Japanese ancestry, the state of Hawaii did not experience the mass incarcerations that Japanese Americans on the West Coast did following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Only a small percentage of the islands’ Japanese Americans were sent to prison camps, and large numbers of the state’s Nisei volunteered for and served with distinction in the US Army.

The 2017 documentary film Proof of Loyalty tells the compelling story of one of those soldiers, Kazuo Yamane. Educated as a child in Hawaii and eventually graduating from Japan’s prestigious Waseda University, Yamane was drafted into the US Army just before the Pearl Harbor attack. With his strong Japanese language skills, he was plucked from the infantry ranks to serve first at the Pentagon, then at a secret facility in northern Maryland, and finally under Eisenhower in Europe. Most importantly, he would identify a secret document that would significantly help America’s war in the Pacific.

A Q&A with Lucy Ostrander, one of the two filmmakers behind the film, will follow the screening. Presented with Go For Broke National Education Center (GFBNEC). Free for JANM and GFBNEC members and included with admission to JANM or GFBNEC. RSVPs are recommended using the link below.

In the Tateuchi Democracy Forum

Thursday, March 1, 2018
7:30 PM

Why Is the Modern World So Angry?

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American mass shooters. Islamic terrorists. Vengeful nationalists. Racist presidents. Social media misogynists. In today’s world, paranoid hatred—and the wrath of the people who spread it—is inescapable. Where does all the rage come from?

Join Zocalo and JANM at the Tateuchi Democracy Forum for a discussion with Panjak Mishra, author of Age of Anger: A History of the Present for a discussion moderated by Gregory Rodriguez, founder and Editor-in-Chief of Zócalo Public Square. Mishra locates the answer, paradoxically, in modernity’s successes.

As the world has become more closely linked via mass politics and technology and the pursuit of wealth, those unable to enjoy the fruits of progress have been cast adrift, uprooted from older traditions. Many have responded by lashing out at elites, by inventing enemies, attempting to recreate an imaginary golden age, and seeking self-empowerment through apocalyptic rhetoric and spectacular violence. What is the attraction of cultural supremacism and rancorous brutality in this age? What does the history of previous transitions in global politics and technology tell us about how to manage the backlash? And what does this moment require—in terms of new thinking—if humanity is to survive its own anger? Mishra visits Zócalo to explore the paradoxical perils of freedom, stability, and prosperity.

In the Tateuchi Democracy Forum

 

 

 

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