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Let’s Go, Atsuko! A (woke) Japanese Game Show

Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth 2511 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles

Atsuko hosts a night of interactive games, videos, ​​discussions, and talent from notable comedians, political thinkers, and public figures in the style of a Japanese Game Show.


Japanese Curry Workshop

Sonoko Sakai Highland Park

Make curry from scratch, using fresh whole spices and seeds. Then make a chicken and vegetable curry and have it for lunch with rice and homemade Fukujinzuke relish.



Select Movie Theaters Around Los Angeles

Violet Evergarden comes to a private women’s academy to tutor Isabella in the ways of being a lady. Isabella still grieves for the only person to ever bring her happiness — now lost to her. How long does it take to truly heal?


Tabaimo & Maki Morishita: Fruits Borne Out of Rust

REDCAT 631 West 2nd Street, Downtown

Japanese visual artist Tabaimo uses drawings, video installations, and live music to probe unsettling themes that lurk beneath daily existence.


RIDE YOUR WAVE [Subtitled]

Laemmle Glendale 207 N. Maryland Ave., Glendale

From visionary director Masaaki Yuasa (The Night is Short, Walk on Girl; Lu Over the Wall) comes a deeply emotional new film that applies his trademark visual ingenuity to a tale of romance, grief and self-discovery.


Japangeles x Gudetama Launch Party

Sanrio Japanese Village 115 Japanese Village Plaza Mall, Little Tokyo

Celebrate the launch of Japangeles x Gudetama lazy clothing collection with a Gudetama Meet & Greet, Gudetama's creator, and more!

KWAIDAN [Subtitled]

Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood

Japanese director Masaki Kobayashi's rapturously stylized quartet of ghost stories featuring colorfully surreal sets and luminous cinematography.


PERFECT BLUE [Subtitled]

Vista Theatre 4473 Sunset Drive, Los Feliz

The groundbreaking and rarely screened first film from the legendary director Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Tokyo Godfathers, “Paranoia Agent”) screens in 35mm.


Sawtelle Japantown Birthday Bash

Nora Sterry Elementary School 1730 Corinth Avenue, West L.A.

Celebrate the spirit, culture, community and legacy of Sawtelle Japantown at the 3rd annual grassroots Sawtelle Japantown Birthday Bash Celebration.