Odaiko Sonora free summer recital on June 22

Event by Odaiko Sonora 

Rhythm Industry Performance Factory, 1013 S Tyndall Ave, Tucson 85719

Saturday June 22 at 1 pm.

Join Odaiko Sonora members and students for a FREE summer recital, enjoy plenty of taiko and our new building A/C, and place your bids at a silent auction in support of the Alzheimer’s Association! Can’t go but want to show some love? Donate to the Alzheimer’s Association: http://act.alz.org/goto/2024BeatingALZYou can also support Odaiko Sonora on Venmo https://venmo.com/odaikosonora and Paypal https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/tucsontaiko

Tucson Repertory Orchestra planning July 2024 concert tour to Japan

Tucson Repertory Orchestra under the director of Conductor Toru Tagawa will be heading to Tokyo and Hiroshima in July,2024.

TRO Japan Tour 2024, 7/12 Tokyo, 7/15 Hiroshima – Tucson Repertory Orchestra

Toru Tagawa
Music Director and Conductor

Where to send Donations:
Tucson Repertory Orchestra
4745 E. Waverly St.
Tucson, AZ 85712

Japanese cooking class at UA LSB Building on June 7

Note that deadline is June 5 to apply. Register via QR code or email to Noriko Hayashi, the Japan Outreach Initiative coordinator.

Learning Services Building (LSB) is where the East Asian Studies Dept. is housed on the first floor, at 1512 E. 1st St. (SE corner of E. 1st St. and Vine Avenue). Take the Sun Tran bus #4 or Sun Link streetcar to this location, or park in the garages on campus.

Two Japanese films part of free Loft Kids Fest in June at Loft Cinema

Don’t miss “Mary & the Witch’s Flower” on June 8 at 10 a.m. and “Pokemon Detective Pikachu” on June 29 at 10 a.m. Pick up free tickets that day at box office at the Loft Cinema at 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.

Loft Kids Fest runs from May 31 to June 30, with nine other free films for children and their adult friends:

June 8 at 10 a.m.

June 29 at 10 a.m.

New Book “Japan’s Intractable Problems & American Involvement” published by Dr. Min Yanagihashi in May 2024

Retired UA East Asian Studies professor Min Yanagihashi has just published another book, “Japan’s Intractable Problems & American Involvement.” Min is Nisei from Honolulu, Hawaii.

“Over seventy-five years have passed without any changes in the Japanese Constitution. A similar length of time has elapsed without the resolving of small island disputes with three of Japan’s neighbors. The United States is involved in all of these protracted issues. The two sets of problems are: (1) revision of the status of the emperor and Article 9 with its war renunciation clause, and (2) island disputes with Russia, South Korea, and China. Individuals and organizations engaged the planning, formulation, and implementation of policies are discussed, including the prospects for change. The resolution of these problems will go a long way in determining the nature of the move and the direction Japan takes, and what role it will play in the global community.” (from Amazon.com). Book is available on Amazon.com, at Barnes & Noble & Walmart.