BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20090328T000000Z DTEND:20090328T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Discover Nikkei presents....\nKenjinkai: Past\, Present\, and F uture\n\nPanel discussion and cultural performances\nLight reception to fo llow\n\n<b>Free with Museum admission</b>\n\nSince the Japanese began migr ating to this country\, Kenjinkai (Japanese Prefectural Associations) have played important roles for new immigrants in assimilating into the larger society. They have also introduced Japanese culture and traditions to the ir broader American communities. \n\nJoin members from four local Kenjinka i groups (Hiroken\, Kagoshima Heritage Club\, Mie Kenjinkai\, Yamaguchi Ke njinkai) for a presentation and discussion moderated by Professor Lane R. Hirabayashi exploring what the Kenjinkai mean to younger generations and w hat needs to change in order for these associations to continue to exist i n the future. \n\nProgram to also include cultural performances by past Ke njinkai Kyogikai scholarship winners. Consul Hiroshi Furusawa will also br iefly speak.\n\n<b>RSVP required</b> to 213.625.0414 ext. 2227 or <a>rsvp@</a> (Subject: Kenjinkai\, March 28). \n**Please indicate the nam es of all guests attending.\n\nJapanese American National Museum\n369 East First Street\nLos Angeles\, CA 90012\n\n\n<b>PROGRAM</b> (2-4pm)\n\n1. We lcome/introduction – Japanese American National Museum\n\n2. Greeting on behalf of the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles - Consul Hiroshi Furusawa \n\n3. General Kenjinkai overview video\n\n4. Panel discussion ab out the future of Kenjinkai \n* Panelists: \n1) Margaret Miyauchi (Kagosh ima Heritage Club)\n2) Arlene Nakamura (Yamaguchi Kenjinkai) \n3) Dean Har a (Mie Kenjinkai) \n4) Ken Mukai (Hiroken)\n\n* Moderator: \nLane Ryo Hira bayashi\, (George & Sakaye Aratani Endowed Chair of Japanese American Inte rnment\, Redress\, and Community\, Asian American Studies Department\, Uni versity of California\, Los Angeles)\n\n5. Q & A\n\n6. Cultural performanc es by former Nanka Kenjinkai Kyogikai scholorship recipients\n1) Koto by S tephanie Miyauchi Chung \n2) Martial arts demonstration by Ashley Arashiro \n3) Traditional Japanese dance by Trisha Asao \n\n7. Closing remarks – Nanka Kenjinkai Kyogikai President\, Mack M. Miyazaki\n\n<b>***Light Recep tion***</b> (4 - 5 pm)\nFeaturing a performance by Kokoro taiko.\n\n\n<i>T his program is organized by the Japanese Prefectural Association of Southe rn California (Nanka Kenjinkai Kyogikai) and the Japanese American Nationa l Museum in collaboration with Hiroken - Hiroshima Kenjinkai\, Kagoshima H eritage Club - Kagoshima Kenjinkai\, Mie Kenjinkai\, and Yamaguchi Kenjink ai. \n \nReception is sponsored by Lane R. Hirabayashi\, George & Sakaye Aratani Endowed Chair of Japanese American Internment\, Redress\, and Comm unity\, Asian American Studies Department\, University of California\, Los Angeles.\n\nThis program is part of a series presented by Discover Nikkei \, a project of the National Museum. Discover Nikkei is made possible thr ough the generous support of The Nippon Foundation. \n\nPhoto courtesy of Mie Kenjinkai and Yamaguchi Kenjinkai\n</i> DTSTAMP:20230401T211213Z SUMMARY:Kenjinkai: Past\, Present\, and Future @ Japanese American National Museum URL:/en/events/2009/03/28/kenjinkai-past-present-and-future/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR