Author: Ashley Arikawa

DineLA Returns January 20-31

Have you heard? This year, dineLA’s restaurant week will be from January 20-31. This is the perfect opportunity to try a new restaurant; participating Los Angeles area restaurants will serve set three-course lunch and dinner menu options at a special price. Over 300 restaurants will be offering dineLA courses, in addition to their regular menu […]

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A Japanese New Year’s Performance in DTLA

Kotohajime is a Japanese phrase for “the beginning of things.” It is also the name of the annual Japanese cultural performance put on by the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC) to welcome in the new year. This year they will be celebrating the zodiac Year of the Horse with traditional Japanese dance, music, and archery. […]

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What Did You Read in 2013? – Part One

Our Social Media Manager shares Part One of her 2013 reading list… Hi Everyone! If you’ve been following my blog posts for a while, you might remember that I decided to take part in the 2013 Reading Challenge on goodreads.com. Here’s Part One of my reading list from this year (in order of completion): Marbles: […]

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What Are You Reading in November?

Check out our Social Media Manager’s reading list for the month of November…   Hi Everyone! It’s almost the end of November, which means I’m almost out of time to reach my reading goal for 2013. So far, I’ve read 50 books – which fulfilled my initial goal for this year, but since I’m a […]

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What Are You Reading in November?

Check out our Social Media Manager’s reading list for the month of November… Hi Everyone! It’s almost the end of November, which means I’m almost out of time to reach my reading goal for 2013. So far, I’ve read 50 books – which fulfilled my initial goal for this year, but since I’m a bit […]

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12 Days of Japanese Festivities – Day 10: Shichi-Go-San

In Part 10 of this series, our Account Rep. Naomi shares information about Shichi-Go-San Shichi-Go-San literally means Seven-Five-Three.  Held on November 15 (or the weekend closest to this day), Shichi-Go-San is a  festival and traditional rite of passage  for children in  Japan.1  It is observed as a day of prayer for the healthy growth of young children.  […]

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