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Series: Tateuchi Public Program Series

The Tateuchi Public Program Series, organized in partnership between the Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation and the Japanese American National Museum, develops presentations that explore the connections between Japan and the United States in the context of politics, art, music, and culture. The program series is created annually with the objective of enhancing understanding between the two countries.

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.


Saturday, June 18, 2016
10:30 AM—11:30 AM

A Conversation with Dave Roberts


Join us for a conversation with Dave Roberts, the first minority manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Moderated by Scott Akasaki, the Dodgers’ Director of Team Travel, Roberts will discuss his history and future with the Dodgers; how his half-Japanese, half-African American background has informed his perspective; his current role as manager of a storied franchise; and opinions on his players including Japanese pitcher Kenta Maeda. Roberts will be available to sign items after the program, limit one item per person.

Admission is free for members and $9 for non-members. Seating is limited; RSVPs are required for members and pre-payment is required for non-members. Museum admission included.

Members, please RSVP to or 213.830.5646.

Non-members, please use the link below.

Saturday, August 6, 2016
1:00 PM

Sadako and Her Origami Cranes

On the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Above the Fold curator Meher McArthur will talk about Sadako Sasaki, who was only 2 years old when the bomb struck, and her attempt to fold 1,000 paper cranes before her death in 1955 from radiation-induced leukemia.

Limited to 30 participants. Free with museum admission. RSVPs are strongly recommended using the link below.

In conjunction with the exhibition Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami

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