Public Program Series
                                               May 12 (Sat)
2 - 4pm
Beyond Periodic Paranoia (Panel Discussion) - Expert scholars Dr. Nagayo Homma (Chancellor, Seijo Gakuen, Tokyo), Dr. Masako Notoji (Tokyo University, Tokyo), Dr. Carol Gluck (Columbia University, New York), and Dr. Richard Wood (United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia) will examine the relationship between the United States and Japan over the last 50 years. Moderated by E. Barry Keehn, President, Japan America Society.

Co-sponsored with JUSFC, Town Hall of Los Angeles, Los Angeles World Affairs Council, The UCLA Center for Japanese Studies, and the Japan America Society

  June 28 (Thurs)
Featuring Bill Viola and Kim Yasuda (Artist's Talk) - Bill Viola (Fellow 1981) and Kim Yasuda (Fellow 1999) discuss their experiences in Japan and how it impacted themselves and their art.
  June 30 (Sat)
9 - 11am
The Art and Philosophy of North American Taiko (Lecture/Demonstration) - Featuring Mark Miyoshi (Fellow 1990), known as one of the premier taiko-craftsmen in North America and founder of Miyoshi Daiko.

This program is part of the 2001 Taiko Conference co-sponsored by the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in Los Angeles.

  July 13 (Fri)
6:30 - 8pm
Back and Forth (Reading) - Award-winning authors Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston (Fellow 1991) and David Mura (Fellow 1986) will share their experiences in Japan and how it impacted their work. Ms. Houston will read from her book, Fire Horse Woman and Mr. Mura will read from Turning Japanese.
  July 14 (Sat)
9am - 4pm
Using the Culture Within and Around You: A Writing Workshop - Led by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston (Fellow 1991) and David Mura (Fellow 1986) Based on the premise that "you should write what you know," this course takes a closer look at how culture plays an integral part in inspiring writing. In this one-day workshop, participants will learn how culture can impact their creative process and sense of self as a writer. The course explores how life experiences are translated and interpreted into writing, especially after experiencing new cultures. Designed for writers at all levels, from beginning to experienced, this course offers a lifelong method for studying the craft of writing and finding inspiration in the world around you.

Co-sponsored with UCLA Extension Writers' Program, the Asian American Writers' Workshop, and David Henry Hwang Writers Institute

To register for the workshop, please call UCLA Extension at (310) 825-9971. National Museum members should register under the code # L8036, non-members use code # L8028.

Celebrating the U.S. - Japan Creative Artists Exchange Fellowship Program
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