Monday, August 19 – Sunday, August 25
 

MONDAY

MILLENNIUM ACTRESS [Dubbed]: 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
 

TUESDAY

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TOKYO STORY [Subtitled]: Revered master director Yasujirô Ozu dealt with the pathos, poetry and humor of everyday family life in Japan, and his most highly regarded masterwork is, without question, this heart-rending drama of elderly parents leaving their provincial home village to visit their indifferent grown-up children in the city. Aero Theatre | Santa Monica | $6 | Get tickets
 

WEDNESDAY

“They Called Us Enemy” Book Signing with George Takei: Join George Takei – actor/author/activist – to celebrate the release of THEY CALLED US ENEMY. Barnes & Noble – The Grove | Los Angeles | $20.24 | Get tickets
 

THURSDAY

Japanese for Travel: Learn helpful travel tips from a tourism specialist and essential Japanese phrases. Japan House Los Angeles | Hollywood | Free | Get tickets
 

FRIDAY – SUNDAY

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ASAKO I & II [Subtitled]: A young woman who meets and falls madly in love with a drifter who one day drifts right out of her life. Two years later, working in Tokyo, she sees him again — or, rather, a young, solid businessman who bears a striking resemblance to her old flame… Ahrya Fine Arts by Laemmle | Beverly Hills | Varies | Get tickets
 
Anime California Convention: An all ages convention celebrating Japanese Culture, Animation, Manga, Games, Cosplay, and Fashion. Los Angeles Marriot Burbank Airport | Burbank | $25 and up | Get tickets
 

FRIDAY

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Shonen Knife: One of the pioneer ambassadors of Japanese rock music and culture on the international stage, the trio returns with their 19th studio release “Sweet Candy Power.” Bootleg Theater | Los Angeles | $17.20 | Get tickets
 

SATURDAY

Sake & Sando – A Saturday Hangout: Enjoy special summer SANDOs (sandwiches) made by Michelin chef, David Schlosser of Shibumi. Sip refreshing SAKE from beautiful cups handmade by ceramic artist, Shoshi Watanabe, or enjoy ice-cold Japanese beer. Japanese American Cultural & Community Center – JACCC | Little Tokyo, Los Angeles | $40 and up | Get tickets
 
“Full Circle” Book Release Celebration & Poetry Reading: Poet, essayist, educator, activist, and foremother of Asian American feminism, MITSUYE YAMADA will read from her newest collection of poetry, “Full Circle: New and Selected Poems.” Japanese American National Museum | Little Tokyo | Free with Museum admission ($16) | Get tickets
 
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Japanese Calligraphy Performance by KOKA: KOKA, a Japanese calligrapher based in New York, will demonstrate live mural writing and give you short Japanese calligraphy (Shodo) lecture. You will be able to try Japanese calligraphy after her demonstration. The Japan Foundation LA | Miracle Mile | Free | Get tickets
 

SUNDAY

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GMK GIANT MONSTERS ALL-OUT ATTACK [Subtitled]: This 2001 film is a direct sequel to the original 1954 Godzilla film. Part of the Secret Movie Club’s KAIJU SUMMER series. Vista Theatre | Los Feliz | $11 and up | Get tickets
 

ONGOING EVENTS

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

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