japan week 2000

October 23, 2000





Margie Yu
Public Affairs Asst.
(323) 343-3047


of Events

Cal State L.A. Celebrates
Japan Week 2000

What & Who:
The presidentially-chartered Japanese Studies Center at California State University, Los Angeles will be celebrating its 25th anniversary during Japan Week with a variety of programs.

Monday, November 6-Thursday, November 9.
Nov. 6, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Maxwell Theatre, U-SU.
"Japan: Old and New - A Cultural Perspective": Lecture by Dr. Kazumitsu Kato, professor emeritus and founder of the Japanese Studies Center at Cal State L.A. Reception to follow at the Alhambra Rooms A and B, U-SU.

Nov. 7, 4-5 p.m., Maxwell Theatre, U-SU.
Japanese Traditional Music Performance: Featuring performance by Masters Saiko Kujiraoka and Hiroyuki Shirai. Instruments include koto, shamisen and shakuhachi.

Nov. 8, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Alhambra Room B, U-SU.
Ikebana Workshop and Exhibition: Flower arrangement by Master Yoko Okuizumi.

Nov. 9, 3-5 p.m., Maxwell Theatre, U-SU.
"Double Suicide," a classic Japanese film directed by Masahiro Shinoda, 1969, 104 min. The film explores issues of marriage, love, and fate. Introductions by Dr. Catherine Ryu.

Cal State L.A. University-Student Union (U-SU). The University is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) Fwy., at the interchange of the 10 and 710 Fwys. (Public permit dispenser parking is available in Lots C and G or upper level of Parking Structure II.)

These events will provide students, the campus community, and the general public with an opportunity to see, hear, and actively engaged in various aspects of Japanese culture.

Free to the public. For more information, call professor Sachiko Matsunaga at Cal State L.A.'s Modern Languages and Literatures Department, (323) 343-4240.


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