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Sister School Visit 2018
Tojo HS, Hiroshima from 1/19-23/2018
Photos are updated in the album.

Oroku HS, Okinawa from 3/12-16/2018
 
Spring Event 
Southern California Japan Bowl Competition 2018
Sat. March 10 at LMU
Three brains are better than one! Make a team of three and show your knowledge about Japanese language and culture. You compete with other HS in Southern California. This is a regional competition. If you win 1st place, your team will compete at the National in Washington D.C. in April. The winners get to go to Japan!!
  
Japanese Field Day Undokai 
Japanese class annual field day is held in Spring. All the Japanese classes meet and have a blast!! 
Here's the video from 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrvrB63RxkM
 
Glimpse of Okinawa Assembly
Kakehashi Project Action Plan
April 7, 2017
 
After Kakehashi students came back from Okinawa, they put together an action plan to further spread the Okinawan culture to the students at LACES. Students learned how to play Okinawan traditional instruments, such as sanshin and Eisa daiko from passionate members of Okinawa Association of America. Others learned how to dance ryukyu odori. The costumes and posters were made by other talented students of Japanese class. The assembly was packed with Japanese culture, such as Kendo demonstration and haiku improv lead by wonderful MCs! Great job, everyone!! See below for photos.
  
January: New Year Card Contest
2015 is a year of the sheep. See instructions below.
New Year Card Nengajo Instruction
1. Use 4x6 card
2. Hand drawn only (1D)
3. Draw Japanese New Year related drawings, such as this year's Zodiac animal
4. Write Japanese New Year phrases, such as:
あけましておめでとうございます A Happy New Year
今年もよろしくおねがいします
元旦(がんたん)New Year's Day
新年(しんねん)New Year
お正月(おしょうがつ)Japanese New Year
5. Write your name and Japanese level on the back
 
Tutoring
WED after school at 3:15-4:15
Japan Bowl Study Group
THU after school 
 

Sister Schools
Oroku High School, Okinawa: http://www.oroku-h.open.ed.jp/
Tadanoumi High School in Hiroshima: http://www.tadanoumi-h.hiroshima-c.ed.jp/
Tojo High School in Hiroshima: http://www.tojo-h.hiroshima-c.ed.jp/
 
Weekly Club Meetings 
 
THU: Japanese Language and Culture Club

  
 
                                    
 
 

Recent Posts

Special guests from the Consulate General of Japan, LA, Japan Foundation and Okinawa Association of America from the Glimpse of Okinawa Assembly.
Ryukyu Dance by Sofia Rodriguez, Rachel Ross, Matthew Sanchez, Martin Blancas, Anthony Vergara and Damian Zavala (J3), costume by Riley LaBrache (J2)
Glimpse of Okinawa Assembly
Kakehashi Project Action Plan
April 7, 2017
 
After Kakehashi students came back from Okinawa, they put together an action plan to further spread the Okinawan culture to the students at LACES. Students learned how to play Okinawan traditional instruments, such as sanshin and Eisa daiko from passionate members of Okinawa Association of America. Others learned how to dance ryukyu odori. The costumes and posters were made by other talented students of Japanese class. The assembly was packed with Japanese culture, such as Kendo demonstration and haiku improv lead by wonderful MCs! Great job, everyone!!
Kakehashi Project 2016
23 LACES HS students were invited to Japan by MOFA (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) in December. We visited Tokyo and Oroku HS in Okinawa. This reciprocal exchange made our relationship ties with each other even deeper. We are now sister schools. See more photos and videos in albums. 
Kakehashi Project 2016 
23 Oroku HS students from Okinawa, Japan visited LACES in November.
They visited our school and experienced homestay. See more photos in albums. 

International Fair Dance Performance Part 1

Amazing dance performance at the international fair on Friday, March 27, 2015 by Japanese 3, 4 and AP. Their energy and teamwork were incredible. We will perform this dance again at our Undokai on Thu, May 21st. If you are interested, come sign-up! Your Senpai will teach you. *This video is not a good version, but better one should be up after spring break.

International Fair Dance Performance Part 2

Here's the Taiko part performed by Karlee Itomura and Ryan Longmuir.

Okinawan Dance performed by Yaeyama HS

2nd Kakehashi Project from Ishigaki Island, Okinawa, Japan Friday, November 14, 2014 Yaeyama students choreographed karate movements in their dance during their P.E. class.

Rice Breakers

This is the response to the Okinawa dance from our LACES dance team Rice Breakers!

こちらはもう1つの姉妹校、忠海高校です。

This is also our sister school, Tadanoumi High School in Hiroshima, Japan.

これはレイシス高校の姉妹校、広島県立東城高校の皆です。

This is LACES sister school, Tojo High School in Hiroshima, Japan.