Joint Event with LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
On August 19th, the Consulate General of Japan took part in LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes’s popular evening event Summer of Salsa as part of its community outreach program. The Japanese consulate set up a booth to introduce Japanese culture, as well as an Iichiko Shochu bar and Kuramoto Ice Kakigori (Japanese shaved ice) stall. La Plaza invited a Mexican fusion sushi vendor to the event. Consul General MUTO Akira, whose last duty in Los Angeles was to attend this event, stated that the Japanese consulate will continue to strengthen relationship with Latino communities.