Author: Jenna Hirayama

Optimize your Black Friday Shopping

  Black Friday is almost here and I am personally super excited to shop all the sales. Here are some tips to optimize both your time and money this Black Friday:   Early Deals Some sales this year started at the beginning of this month. If you want to sleep in Friday morning, be sure […]

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All You Can Eat Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and that means lots of turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes and gravy. I don’t know about you, but I personally find it so frustrating when I do not get around to trying all the dishes because I am already stuffed to the brim after one plate. So, here are some tips […]

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Staying Warm This Winter

  November is upon us and the temperatures have finally dropped. Instead of running the heater (and your electricity bill) here are alternative ways to stay warm this winter:   Use curtains A set of heavy curtains can block heavy drafts of air.   Put down a rug or carpet Rugs and carpets can help […]

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Tips to Prevent the Flu

  This time of year is known as “flu season.” Flu viruses are the most common during the fall and winter months. The best way to prevent getting sick is to get vaccinated every year, but here are some good habits that can help you stop the spreading of germs: Wash your hands (a lot) […]

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Halloween 2017

Fall is officially in full effect and that means Halloween is right around the corner. Here are some events to help you get into the spooky spirit:   Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch The pumpkin patch is open every day through October 31st. There are plenty of activities to do including wagon rides, a petting zoo, […]

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Transpacific Borderlands: The Art of Japanese Diaspora in Lima, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and Sao Paulo

The Japanese American National Museum’s newest exhibition, Transpacific Borderlands: The Art of Japanese Diaspora in Lima, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and Sao Paulo, is making its debut this Sunday (September 17th, 2017). The exhibit features experiences of artists of Japanese ancestry born, raised, or living in either Latin America or predominantly Latin American neighborhoods of […]

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Labor Day Weekend 2017

Labor Day marks the last chance for many people, families, students to relax or maybe even go on a trip before the summer ends.  It falls on the first Monday of September every year and was originally organized to celebrate labor unions and their contribution to our economy. Here are some last minute, fun ideas […]

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2017 Nisei Week Japanese Festival

Be sure to check out the Nisei Week Foundation’s Japanese Festival from August 19th-27th, 2017. The streets of Little Tokyo will be filled with food, culture, arts, and entertainment. The grand parade will take place Sunday, August 20th at 4 PM. For a complete listing of events and location details visit http://www.niseiweek.org/events-festival.   Photo from […]

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Go For Broke Presents “Nikkei Samurai: Japanese Swords and the Nisei Veteran”

From August 15th– September 17th, 2017 the Go For Broke National Education Center has a special exhibition on display. The exhibit features rare and historically significant pieces of arms and armor from Japan’s feudal era. It is a major part of this year’s Nisei Week Festival and will be held within the “Defining Courage” exhibition […]

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