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Sunday, June 3, 2018
2:00 PM

Dan Kwong: What? No Ping Pong Balls

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Performance artist Dan Kwong teams up with taiko artist Kenny Endo for this moving and hilarious tribute to Kwong’s rebellious late mother, Momo Nagano.

Kwong traces Nagano’s journey from her all-American girlhood in Los Angeles to World War II incarceration camp, her life as a single mother raising four kids, and her transformation from housewife to Venice Beach artist. By including video interviews with other Japanese American single moms from the 1960s through today, Kwong weaves together the multiplicities of their experiences while revealing commonalities from their shared cultural background.

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

In the Tateuchi Democracy Forum

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

 

 

 

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