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Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Community Outreach Program Fund

This fund is designed to promote deeper understanding among members of the Japanese American community of their rich and diverse heritage.

Non-profit organizations and qualified individuals are invited to apply for funding to co-sponsor exhibits and public seminars on subjects of broad interest dealing with Japan that will engage the Japanese American community to learn more about their heritage.
 
Past recipients of funding include:
 
2012-2013
Japanese American National Museum: Speaking Up! Democracy, Justice, Dignity JANM’s Fourth National Conference; G.W. Kimura
Conference to include lectures, sessions, and other activities focusing on the Japanese American story on July 4-7, 2013 in Seattle, WA.
 
Nikkei Student Union at UCLA: Nikkei Student Union’s 27th Annual Culture Night; Terumi Satake
Student-run production at Royce Hall that educates people on Japanese American Culture and promotes political awareness.
 
Japanese Institute of Sawtelle: Transformation of Sawtelle's Japan Town (1940 - 1960); Jack Fujimoto
Study of Sawtelle's Japan Town though oral histories and panel discussions.

Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival: The Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival (April 20-21, 2013); Karen Ogawa
Festival with cultural performances, demonstrations, exhibits, children’s crafts and other special programs.
 
Nikkei Women Legacy Association: The Remembrance Project; June Aochi Berk
Preserving and honoring legacies of Issei/Nissei/Kibei/Nikkei women.
 
2011-2012
Hiromi Aoyama, Nikkei Student Union, Cultural Night: Student-run production at Royce Hall that educates people on Japanese American Culture and promotes political awareness
 
Jeffrey Chin, Visual Communications, Lil Tokyo Reporter: Post-Production: A narrative short-film about Sei Fujin that tells us about the controversial moral dilemma that he faced
 
Karen Ogawa, Monterey Park Cherry Blossom Festival, Showcase and provide further understanding of Japanese Culture through exhibitions, demonstrations, and traditional performances
 
Miyoko Oshima, Japanese American National Museum, Exhibition: "Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami" to show the traditional form and modern influence of origami
 
Haruko Takeichi, Sogetsu Los Angeles Branch, Sogetsu Seminar: Live Ikebana demonstration by Akane Teshigaharat to allow interested people to experience a rare special performance

For more info please contact:
Stephanie Kawahara
310-825-4500
japancenter@international.ucla.edu

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