COVID-19 Information

The Nisei Week Foundation is closely monitoring the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) situation as it evolves locally and globally. Our concern is for the health and safety of those who attend, volunteer and participate in our community festival, and will be at the heart of any decision we make. In the weeks to come, we will determine if the 80th Nisei Week Japanese Festival will take place as currently scheduled August 15-23, 2020, or if there will be an alternative plan […]

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2020 NW Hoops Tournament

The Nisei Week Hoops Tournament Committee has decided to cancel the 2020 tournament. With the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation evolving, we must do the responsible thing for public health and safety. We thank everyone for their support and look forward to organizing the tournament at a later date.   Please reach out to Janet Terukina at

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LOS ANGELES – August 11, 2019 – The Nisei Week Foundation is pleased to announce that Juli Yoshinaga was crowned the 79th Nisei Week Queen at the Aratani Theatre in Little Tokyo at its Nisei Week Coronation on August 10. Mia Masae Lopez was named 1st Princess, and Kara Chizuru Ito was chosen Miss Tomodachi by the other candidates. Juli Yoshinaga is 23 years old and graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies. […]

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2019 NISEI WEEK QUEEN CANDIDATES DEBUT LOS ANGELES – July 14, 2019 – The 2019 Nisei Week Japanese Festival queen candidates took center stage for their first official public appearance to various community leaders, local dignitaries, family and friends at the Opening Ceremony event held Sunday, July 14 at the Japanese American National Museum. The seven candidates will compete for the title of Nisei Week Queen on Saturday, August 10,  7 p.m., at the Queen Coronation at the Aratani Japan […]

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