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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.


Sunday, January 30, 2011
2:00 PM—4:00 PM

A Conversation with Midori

events/Midori100_1.jpg FREE!

See violinist Midori in a question and answer session. Learn more about Midori’s history and musical journey in this rare opportunity to hear her speak.

Midori, 38, was born in Osaka and began studying the violin at a very young age. At the invitation of conductor Zubin Mehta, she made her concert debut at the age of 11 as a surprise guest soloist for the New York Philharmonic's traditional New Year's Eve concert, on which occasion she received a standing ovation and the impetus to begin a major career. A recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Prize and the Suntory Music Award, she enjoys working with young violinists in master classes all over the world.

Presented in partnership with the Philharmonic Society of Orange County.

Thursday, January 20, 2011
2:30 PM—4:30 PM

A Conversation with Midori

events/Midori100.jpg PLEASE NOTE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, this program has been moved to Sunday, January 30 at 2 pm

Saturday, November 13, 2010
2:00 PM—4:00 PM

Bridging Two Cultures: Grace Etsuko Lee Discusses her Personal Experiences in Japan and the U.S.


Ms Grace Etsuko Lee, an internationally recognized business and etiquette consultant, speaker and trainer for corporations, will share some tips on how to avoid deal-breaking mistakes she observed in her years as a successful international marketing consultant. Her interactive presentation will concentrate on Western and Japanese social and business etiquette.

Born in Japan and educated in Asia and the United States, Ms Lee is bilingual and equally at home in both cultures. She will also share her stories from her new book, Little Caterpillar in Training: A Culture in Transition and Its Mixed Child in Post-war Japan, a unique and humorous personal story of growing up in Japan as well as in the United State as a bi-racial child.

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Friday, October 15, 2010
8:30 PM—10:30 PM

Asian American Music Festival's Movement 1: Urbanisms

events/AAMF100.jpg The Asian American Music Festival (AAMF) 2010 kicks off with west coast hip-hop star, Kero One, opening for Dana Leong's Milk & Jade project which fuses electronica and hip-hop. Movement 1's headliner is Japanese rapping sensation, Shing02.

The AAMF is the world’s leading festival celebrating Asian American music: jazz, world, hip-hop and beyond. AAMF celebrates the artistic and creative achievements of Asian American, Asian, and Asian Pacific Islander (API) artists in all genres of music.

Click here to hear music by Kero’s One.

Click here to hear music by Milk & Jade by Dana Leong.

Click here to hear music by Shing02.

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Sunday, May 16, 2010
11:00 AM—5:00 PM

Film Screening & Panel Discussion: Beate Sirota Gordon: Women's Rights and the Constitution of Japan

events/Beate100.jpg Beate Sirota Gordon The Visionary Leader Who Introduced Women’s Rights to Japan To Speak about her Fight for Equal Rights Beate Sirota Gordon, who worked under General Douglas MacArthur to help draft Japan’s Constitution, will discuss her own personal experiences and her advocacy for equal rights for Japanese women. Come and hear her first and only appearance in Los Angeles.

11 AM –12:30 PM
Film Screening: Sirota Family & the 20th Century Award Winning Documentary Film by Tomoko Fujiwara

2 PM –3 PM
Lecture by Beate Sirota Gordon

Light reception to follow in the Tateuchi Democracy Forum

To make a reservation, please click here.

$27 Museum members; $30 non-members. Advance ticket reservation and payment required.

Sponsored by the Tateuchi Foundation and held in the Tateuchi Democracy Forum.




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