Tateuchi Public Program Series Past Events
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.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
1:00 PM—3:00 PM
Film Screening: The Power of Two
Inspired by their 2007 memoir, The Power Of Two
offers an intimate portrayal of the bond between half-Japanese twin sisters Anabel Stenzel and Isabel Stenzel Byrnes, their battle with the fatal genetic disease cystic fibrosis, and miraculous survival through double lung transplants. Both sisters will be available for a Q&A following the screening.
To RSVP for this event, please call :213-625-0414 ex. 2218
Saturday, March 17, 2012
They Call Me Mr. Tofu
Product demonstration & free samples!!
When Yasuo Kumoda came to the United States, he was charged with popularizing the Morinaga Nutritional Foods tofu. Kumoda discovered that in 1987, most Americans considered tofu as the least appealing food product, but he persisted. He ran a marathon carrying a product sign, sent tofu products to the White House, and discovered different ways that Americans could consume tofu.
Come hear his story about how he overcame the odds to make tofu popular in the United States.
RSVP to 213.830.5648 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This program is part of the Tateuchi Public Program Series, organized in partnership between the
Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation and the Japanese American National Museum.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
2:00 PM—4:00 PM
'The bottom line is, there shouldn't be nuclear in our world'. On his 91st birthday, Tsutomu Yamaguchi said when asked about current nuclear power. He is a survivor of not one, but two atomic blasts at both Hiroshima and Nagasaki. While he has no physical scars from the attacks, his emotional scars run deep, as he lost his sons and his wife from the after-effects. The picture of the human Jigoku
(hell) burned in the memory, he realized his experience 'needs to reach out to the world.' His quiet, but powerful words did just that, as the United Nations and Filmmaker James Cameron were moved by his message. This documentary chronicles Yamaguchi's passionate plea for peace and serves as a reminder of the very human side of an issue facing the world at large.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
2:00 PM—4:00 PM
Ayagoromo - Mindful Transitions
Ayagoromo - Mindful Transitions will
present traditional Japanese folk songs
assimilated within modern world music
Yoko and Derek will be joined by guest
artists to perform a selection of Japanese
folk songs “framed” with a modern twist
of Impressionistic Jazz, Classical and R&B
for which Derek is known. The concert
will debut new works reflecting the goal of
preserving the essence of traditional music
with arrangements that make the songs
relevant to the present generation.
Yoko Fujimoto (vocals)
Derek Nakamoto (piano)
Kaoru Watanabe (Japanese flutes, percussion)
Abe Lagrimas Jr. (ukelele, vibes & percussion)
Cameron Stone (cello)
Andrew Duckles (viola)
For details & ticket sales, please visit
$10 members; $15 non-members. Tickets can be purchased here
Co-presented by Kodo Arts Sphere America.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
11:00 AM—1:00 PM
How to Succeed in Baseball
Growing up in Japan, Shigetoshi Hasegawa was not the most talented pitcher on his high school baseball team. But, he was determined to become a professional player and play in the American major leagues. Likewise, Sansei Scott Akasaki knew he would like to work for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He, too, had a plan that included his moving to Japan in preparation. Hasegawa pitched for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Seattle Mariners before retiring and Akasaki is the traveling secretary for the Dodgers. Learn how both succeeded in this presentation organized as part of the Tateuchi Foundation Public Program series.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
7:00 PM—10:00 PM
Summer Classic Anime Film Series (Part 1)
For four exciting nights, the Tateuchi Democracy Forum will screen vintage anime titles from the 1920s and 1930s, the Golden Age of Japanese silent film.
The anime classics we will be screening:
Mighty Taro's Reckless Training (1928)
Momotaro the Undefeated (1928)
Benshi narration: Midori Sawato
The Tiny One Makes It Big (1929)
The Black Cat (1929)
The Stolen Lump (1929)
Taro’s Toy Train (1929)
The Bat (1930)
The Monkey Sword Masamune (1930)
Harvest Festival (1930)
Taro Urashima (1931)
Our Baseball Match (1931)
The National Anthem Kimigayo (1931)