Upcoming Events

Please click on the Calendar link for more information on Japanese cultural events in Southern Arizona

For Upcoming Japanese Movies, go to our separate link: http://www.southernazjapan.org/upcoming-movies/



Tucson Japanese Language School starts up again for 2018 to 2019 (ongoing)

※ このお知らせは、補習校に登録されているアドレスに広く送らせていただいています。


“We are very excited to announce that we are opening classes for students who don’t have a Japanese background next fall! Last three years, Tucson Japanese Language School has been dedicated to providing Japanese children opportunities to learn Japanese language and culture in a school setting with their peers and also helping families to immerse their children cross-cultural experiences to deepen understanding in Japanese culture and tradition.
This coming academic year, we would like to invite children in all over Tucson who is interested in Japanese language and culture to experience our one of a kind program. Please see the attachments below for the details and see if your child qualifies.
If you wish to enroll your child, please fill out Enrollment Intent and mail it along with $30 one-time enrollment fee by July 20, 2018. Your child(ren) will be placed in the order that this letter was received for each child. Please note that we are not obligated to secure your child’s spot until all documents have been completed and full or partial tuition has been paid in time.”
Feel free to email us if you have any questions. 
2018 – 2019 School Calendar
1803 E Seneca St. Tucson, AZ 85719
Tucson Japanese Language School Managers
 Hitomi McKnight
 Minami Espinosa

7 week Japanese Cooking and Culture Class at Agua Caliente Elementary School, starting August 15 (ongoing to October 3)

After-school Japanese Cooking & Culture Classes at Agua Caliente Elementary School

11420 E. Limberlost Road, Tucson, AZ 85749

Phone 520-749-2235

Starts August 15, 2018

Wednesdays, 1:20 -2:35 p.m., No class on 9/5

7 weeks of class for all students K-6

Fee $70

Instructor: Miki Pimienta

Register online at http://www.tanqueverdeschools.org/youthteenadultclasses.aspx

Registration Deadline: August 10th

Questions; Please contact Miki mjpimienta@msn.com or YouthProgram@tanq.org

The class description

Japanese Cooking & Culture

” The Japan born instructor will teach student how to make rolled Sushi and other popular Japanese food and snacks. The students will also learn how to use chopsticks and eat noodles that they have cooked. Each class will start with basic Japanese language lessons and the students will speak simple Japanese expressions. The class may be supplemented with other fun Japanese activities such as Origami as time permits. This will be a new cultural experience for American students to taste what Japanese children enjoy eating and to experience Japanese activities. Returning students are welcome.”


Intro to Taiko, hosted by Odaiko Sonora on August 25


Saturday at 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Rhythm Industry Performance Factory

1013 S Tyndall Ave, Tucson, Arizona 85719
Hosted by Odaiko Sonora
“What is taiko? It’s a Japanese art form using BIG drums. It’s a musical martial art team sport with elements of dance, voice and theatre. This two-hour class will introduce you to the basics of taiko. Learn a bit about its roots in Japan, the technique and kata (form), and a simple song. Suggested donation $20. Please email info@tucsontaiko.org to register.”
PLUS:  All Ages Recreational taiko by Odaiko Sonora starts up on September 1 to October 6 (6 weeks) every Saturday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Shonen Knife concert on September 22 at 191 Toole Avenue, Tucson
he Rialto Theatre Presents:
Shonen Knife (from Osaka, Japan)
Saturday Sep 22, 2018

Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM

21 and over

$13 – $15