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“Three Apples” Hello Kitty art show

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Royal/T, a maid cafe-slash-art gallery in Culver City, will be hosting a Hello Kitty-themed art exhibit from October 23 through November 15, 2009.

Three Apples (also Hello Kitty’s weight) is a multimedia exhibition of Hello Kitty-related art, produced by Sanrio in celebration of Hello Kitty’s 35th Anniversary. Over 80 contemporary artists, including Gary Baseman, Ron English (shown above), Natalia Fabia, Buff Monster, Amanda Visell, Luke Chueh and Tara McPherson, have reinterpreted the famous symbol of kawaii for this special exhibition to be held in Los Angeles for North American Hello Kitty fans. The concept speaks for itself.

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Little Tokyo Walking Tour: 大成功!

IMG_1218We had a tremendous time on Saturday walking around Little Tokyo and learning about the secret (and not-so-secret) history of the place. Afterwards, many of us gathered at Oiwake for some delicious food, and reminisced about our times in Japan! All in all, great fun.

We’ve uploaded some pictures of the event, just to make you jealous. Check them out right here.

Welcome to JETAA Southern California

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The JET Alumni Association of Southern California is an organization composed of former JET Program participants and people who have shown a vital interest in the JET Program. It was established to promote mutual understanding and international exchanges between Japan and the United States through the members’ experiences of living, working and carrying out local activities in Japan and to promote fellowship among JET Programme alumni.

Although we call ourselves JETAA of Southern California, our formal area of responsibility covers the Southwestern US, including Arizona.

JETAASC not only supports the Consulate in JET related activities including recruitment, candidate selection, and orientation, but also organizes activities that provide JET alumni with opportunities for entertainment, friendship and employment.