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The Japanese Women’s Society of Southern California celebrated the new year at a luncheon at the Miyako Hybrid Hotel in Torrance on Feb. 16. This year marks the organization’s 115th anniversary. Established in 1904, the JWSSC is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide service to the...

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115 Years of Women’s Society

The Japanese Women’s Society of Southern California celebrated the new year at a luncheon at the Miyako Hybrid Hotel in Torrance on Feb. 16. This year marks the organization’s 115th anniversary. Established in 1904, the JWSSC is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide service to the...

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Blossom Viewing, Origami Demonstrations at Descanso Gardens

LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE — March events at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr. in La Cañada Flintridge, include origami demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday, March 16-17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Try your hand at the art of origami with help from experts at this drop-in activity. No registration...

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LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE — March events at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr. in La Cañada Flintridge, include origami demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday, March 16-17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Try your hand at the art of origami with help from experts at this drop-in activity. No registration...

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Award-winning authors Viet Thanh Nguyen and David Mura will speak on Thursday, March 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mark Taper Auditorium, Central Library, 630 W. 5th St. Los Angeles. They will discuss how writers of color are changing the landscape of American literature and challenging the ways the...

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Award-winning authors Viet Thanh Nguyen and David Mura will speak on Thursday, March 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mark Taper Auditorium, Central Library, 630 W. 5th St. Los Angeles. They will discuss how writers of color are changing the landscape of American literature and challenging the ways the...

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SAN FRANCISCO — A talk on “Global Impact of Japanese Fashion” will be given on Thursday, March 21, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St. in San Francisco’s Civic Center. Free with museum admission ($10 after 5 p.m.). Taking its cue from the exhibition “Kimono...

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SAN FRANCISCO — A talk on “Global Impact of Japanese Fashion” will be given on Thursday, March 21, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St. in San Francisco’s Civic Center. Free with museum admission ($10 after 5 p.m.). Taking its cue from the exhibition “Kimono...

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Toshio “Terry” Handa says farewell at a luncheon last week in his honor at Kasih restaurant in Little Tokyo. Handa and his wife Toshiko are moving back to Japan, after four decades living in the United States. Handa has been active in the local Japanese community as a participant in numerous...

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Toshio “Terry” Handa says farewell at a luncheon last week in his honor at Kasih restaurant in Little Tokyo. Handa and his wife Toshiko are moving back to Japan, after four decades living in the United States. Handa has been active in the local Japanese community as a participant in numerous...

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By RAY LOCKER WASHINGTON — The group of organizations affiliated with former Japanese American confinement sites is more united than ever but has challenges paying for its long-term mission, leaders said during a three-day meeting here. During its Feb. 26-28 meeting, the Japanese American...

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By RAY LOCKER WASHINGTON — The group of organizations affiliated with former Japanese American confinement sites is more united than ever but has challenges paying for its long-term mission, leaders said during a three-day meeting here. During its Feb. 26-28 meeting, the Japanese American...

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GARDENA — “Faces of Caregiving” will be screened on Saturday, March 16, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute, 1964 W. 162nd St. in Gardena. This is an educational event to help raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias by showcasing the...

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‘Faces of Caregiving’ at GVJCI

GARDENA — “Faces of Caregiving” will be screened on Saturday, March 16, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute, 1964 W. 162nd St. in Gardena. This is an educational event to help raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias by showcasing the...

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Meeting on Japantown Peace Plaza Vision Plan

SAN FRANCISCO — Community Meeting #3 for the Japantown Peace Plaza Vision Plan will be held on Tuesday, March 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California, 1840 Sutter St. in San Francisco Japantown. The plan is a community-driven process for the future...

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Koi Show in Gardena This Weekend

GARDENA — The 45th annual ZNA (Zen Nippon Airinkai) Koi Show will be held on March 16 and 17 at the Gardena Civic Center, 1700 W. 162nd St. in Gardena. Hours: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain or shine). Free and open to the public. There [...]

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