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EventJapanese Culture Week in Los Angeles

January 5-9, 2017


Experience the true spirit of Japanese New Year celebrations and discover NHK World's wide range of programs about Japan, from local culture to street fashion and human interest stories. (Photo: Oshogatsu Family Festival hosted by the Japanese American National Museum)

NHK World is coming to Los Angeles for Japanese Culture Week!

NHK World Week
Special screening of 12 of NHK World’s latest programs over 5 consecutive evenings.

Dates & venues: January 5, 6, 7 & 9 at Echo Park Film Center
January 8 at Tateuchi Democracy Forum, Japanese American National Museum

January 5, 7pm - 10pm: Local Culture
8:15pm: Journeys in Japan
9:00pm: Document 72 Hours

January 6, 6pm - 10pm: Fashion & Public
6:00pm: Kawaii International
7:00pm: Director's Intro (Sebastian Masuda)
7:15pm: The Nutcracker (a film by Sebastian Masuda)
8:40pm: Cross Talk with Sebastian Masuda

January 7, 1pm - 7:30pm: J-Culture
1:00pm: Kawaii International
2:00pm: imagine-nation
2:30pm: Tidy Up with KonMari!
5-6pm: Japanese New Year's Cuisine
(Presented by the Japan Foundation)
6:30pm: Dining with the Chef
7:00pm: Japanology Plus

January 8, 5pm - 7:30pm: Documentary Screening and Discussion (Doors open at 5pm)
5:30pm: The Phone of the Wind
6:30pm: Q&A / Discussion / Presentation

January 9, 8pm - 10pm: Human Interest
8:00pm: Water, not Weapons: The Greening of Afghanistan

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Official site: Japanese American National Museum
(You will leave the NHK website)

Time After Time Capsule art project
At the vanguard of Japan’s “kawaii” culture, art director Sebastian Masuda is celebrated for his film, theater and fashion designs. He also speaks at museums and conferences across the world about the impact of kawaii on pop culture in Japan and other countries.

Workshop in collaboration with the Echo Park Film Center
Date & time: January 7, 2pm - 5pm
Venue: Echo Park Lake

Workshop at Oshogatsu Family Festival
Date & time: January 8, 11am - 5pm
Venue: Japanese American National Museum

Official site:
(You will leave the NHK website)

Oshogatsu (Japanese New Year) Family Festival
NHK World will be represented at this event by its ambassador and official mascot Domo, whose popularity keeps growing as he visits Japan-related events around the world. Participants will have the opportunity to pose for a souvenir picture with the furry monster.

Date & time: January 8, 11am - 5pm
Venue: Japanese American National Museum

Official site:
(You will leave the NHK website)

**Click here for details of Japanese Culture Week in Los Angeles**