Monday, July 1 – Sunday, July 7
 

MONDAY

WHISPER OF THE HEART [Dubbed] - featured image
WHISPER OF THE HEART [Dubbed]: A chance encounter with a mysterious cat sends Shizuku, a quiet schoolgirl, on a quest for her true talent. Discover the brilliance of this heartwarming coming-of-age classic from the legendary Studio Ghibli. Select Movie Theaters | Around Los Angeles | Varies | Get tickets
 

TUESDAY

WHISPER OF THE HEART [Subtitled]: Select Movie Theaters | Around Los Angeles | Varies | Get tickets
 

WEDNESDAY

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Anime Expo: Fans and industry members come together for an annual celebration of Japanese pop culture! No matter what you’re interested in — from cosplay to gaming to industry and everything in between — there’s something for everyone. Through Sunday! Los Angeles Convention Center | Los Angeles | $40 and up | Get tickets
 
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OTAQUEST LIVE Concert: A live music event featuring Japan’s biggest stars all on one stage. This electrifying event combines the best in J-Pop, EDM, and Hip-Hop to celebrate the latest and greatest from Japan’s diverse music scene. The Novo DTLA | Downtown | $56.72 and up | Get tickets
 

FRIDAY

VIOLENCE VOYAGER [Dubbed] - featured image
VIOLENCE VOYAGER [Dubbed]: Filmmaker Ujicha uses a unique style of animation that combines painted paper cutouts with 3D elements to create a truly bonkers film experience. Through Thursday, July 11. Laemmle Music Hall | Beverly Hills | Varies | Get tickets
 
Yurie Sekiya Art Show, Pop Up, Meet & Greet: Through Sunday. JapanLA | Little Tokyo | Free to $180 | Get tickets
 

SATURDAY

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Japanese Adult Conversation Class – Summer: This is a course for adults who want to learn and/or enhance a wide variety of basic expressions in Japanese. The course introduces basic Japanese sentence structures, conversations, vocabulary and cultural aspects. Topics of discussion are based on situations such as daily routines, greetings, house invitations, on the job, restaurants, etc. San Fernando Valley Japanese Language Institute | Arleta | $150
 
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Homemade Ramen Workshop: Make ramen noodles from scratch, using a blend of local grains. Toppings will include yakibuta, braised pork belly, and seasonal vegetables. The soup will be made with – pork bones, chicken, shiitake and kombu based broth. Vegans and Vegetarian options are available upon request. Sonoko Sakai | Highland Park | $135
 

SUNDAY

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INVASION OF ASTRO MONSTER [Subtitled]: The sixth installment of Godzilla takes the franchise to space! Part of Secret Movie CLub’s KAIJU SUMMER series. Vista Theatre | Los Feliz | $11 and up | Get tickets
 

ONGOING EVENTS

Hello Kitty's 45th Anniversary Group Art Show - featured image
Hello Kitty’s 45th Anniversary Group Art Show: Corey Helford Gallery | Downtown | Free
 
Aggretsuko Meet and Rage: Sanrio Japanese Village | Little Tokyo & Hollywood | Free
 
Manga Hokusai Manga: The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles | Miracle Mile | Free
 
Tsuruya Kōkei: Modern Kabuki Prints: USC Pacific Asia Museum | Pasadena | $10
 
Kaiju vs Heroes: Mark Nagata’s Journey through the World of Japanese Toys: Japanese American National Museum | Little Tokyo | $12
 
 
 

UPCOMING PICKS

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