2016 Nisei Week Dates

Just announced! The 76th Nisei Week Japanese Festival will be held August 13 – 21, 2016. Check back for more information. 

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A Tribute to John Tamaki

On November 1, 2015, the Nisei Week Foundation lost a dear friend, a long-time supporter and board member John “JT” Tamaki.

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2015 Nisei Week Highlights

View photos of the 2015 Nisei Week events, held from August 15-23:

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Sara Kuniko Hutter was crowned the 2015 Nisei Week Queen Saturday night at the coronation held at the Aratani Japan America Theater. Hutter’s parents, Ralph and Joy Hutter, with her family, friends and sponsors, the Orange County Nikkei Coordinating Council, shook the full-house after masters of ceremonies KABC-TV anchor David Ono and actress Tamlyn Tomita announced her name. Six other ladies also took center stage to compete for the title of the 2015 Nisei Week Queen including: First Princess Veronica Toyomi Ota, Miss Tomodachi Karen […]

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Tournament winner: Adam Walker defeated James Harmory 8.740 sec to 11.057 sec.  Video Overall 3×3 winner: Nathan Soria with a 9.49 sec average. 3×3 one handed winner: Neil Morales with a 15.44 sec average

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Displays of traditional Japanese and Japanese American arts are featured throughout the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) building, 244 S. San Pedro St., and other locations in Little Tokyo.  Presented with support from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. August 1 – 30  Jidai: Timeless Works of Samurai Art Exhibition of rare and historically significant samurai swords, fittings and armor from Los Angeles collections Aug 1-30 at Japanese American National Museum (JANM) See JANM hours […]

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