Monday, August 12 – Sunday, August 18


MILLENNIUM ACTRESS [Subtitled] - featured image
MILLENNIUM ACTRESS [Subtitled]: Experience the gorgeous new restoration of what many believe to be Satoshi Kon’s (Perfect Blue, Paprika) greatest work, MILLENNIUM ACTRESS. Stick around after the film for a pre-recorded conversation with Millennium Actress producers, Taro Maki and Masao Maruyama as they reflect on making the film and Satoshi Kon’s legacy.
Select Movie Theaters | Around Los Angeles | Varies | Get tickets


Special Sneak Preview: KINGDOM [Subtitled] - featured image
Special Sneak Preview: KINGDOM [Subtitled]: Special sneak preview of KINGDOM, a new film adaptation of Yasuhisa Hara’s popular manga series. The Japan Foundation LA | Miracle Mile | Free


Japanese American National Museum Free Day - featured image
Japanese American National Museum Free Day: The Japanese American National Museum is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to sharing the experience of Americans of Japanese ancestry. Free general admission every third Thursday of the month. Japanese American National Museum | Little Tokyo | Free


Japane Film Festival Los Angeles: Dedicated to strengthening the general understanding of Japanese culture, the two-day film festival has screenings in Little Tokyo and Costa Mesa. JANM, Little Tokyo Library, Newport Beach Higashi Honganji | Little Tokyo and Costa Mesa | Free and up | Get tickets


Japanese Adult Conversation Class - Fall - featured image
Japanese Adult Conversation Class – Fall: Want to improve your speaking and listening skills in Japanese? Do you often travel to Japan and want to converse more? This is a perfect entry course for anyone who wants to learn the language and culture of Japan. There is no prerequisite for this course. San Fernando Valley Japanese Language Institute | Arleta | $280
Japanese Conversation Cafe at UCLA - featured image
Japanese Conversation Cafe at UCLA: Have some coffee while practicing Japanese with native Japanese speakers. All levels are welcome! Jimmy’s Coffee House at UCLA | Westwood | Free | Get tickets
Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship - featured image
Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship: Major League Eating’s top competitive eaters will challenge themselves once more to devour as many Day-Lee Pride gyoza (Japanese dumplings) as possible in 10 minutes at the 13th Annual Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship. Part of Nisei Week. Japanese American Cultural & Community Center – JACCC | Little Tokyo, Los Angeles | Free


GODZILLA VS DESTOROYAH [Subtitled] - featured image
GODZILLA VS DESTOROYAH [Subtitled]: The final film of the Heisei era, Godzilla and his son Godzilla Junior face a mutated creature known as Destoroyah. Part of the Secret Movie Club’s KAIJU SUMMER series. Vista Theatre | Los Feliz | $11 and up | Get tickets
Ukiyo-e Wood Block Prints of Japan - featured image
Ukiyo-e Wood Block Prints of Japan: The colorful and intricate wood block prints from Japan all have stories attached to them. Hollis Goodall, an expert in this art form, will reveal the history and meanings attached to the art through a slide lecture and Japanese prints brought by audience members. The Shoseian Tea House and Friendship Garden | Glendale | Free | Get tickets


BAKERU | Transforming Spirits: Japan House Los Angeles | Hollywood | Free


Events in this section may sell out early so it’s important that you act fast! BUT the full list is reserved for weekly newsletter subscribers. Don’t miss out, sign up below! It’s totally free!

Note: Some sold out events omitted. Some events sell out after publication.