Reception Information

Thursday, September 29th Afternoon and Evening Events (Optional/Dress – Casual) – Reminder – Los Angeles gets chilly in the evenings; remember to bring a jacket for our evening events!

  • 9/29, 2:00PM – 4:00PM (Check-in 1:45PM, luggage stored in back)
    Sony Pictures Studios Tour (Pre-paid guests only
    Sony Pictures Plaza Building Lobby
    10000 W. Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232
    Contact: Kelley Rich
    Attire: Casual; please wear walking shoes – photos are okay in some places; video is not.
  • 9/29, 6:30PM (Meet in Lobby at 6:10PM to walk to restaurant)
    USJETAA Hosted Reception (Mandatory RSVP)
    Manna Korean BBQ – Little Tokyo Galleria
    333 Alameda St. #305 Los Angeles, CA, 90013
    Contact: Cheryl Hou
    Cost: None (drinks are individual)
  • 9/29, 8:00PM (will go from USJETAA Reception)
    Nijikai at XLanes
    XLanes Hollywood – Little Tokyo Galleria
    333 Alameda St #300, Los Angeles, CA 90013
    Cost: Up to each individual to pay for bowling, karaoke, billiards, video games / food / drink
    Meet JETAASC locals

Friday, September 30th Afternoon and Evening Events (Dress: Business)

  • 9/30, 1:00PM – 2:00PM (Meet in lobby at 12:45PM to walk as a group)
    Japanese American National Museum Guided Tour (Group Tour)
    100 N Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
    Attire: Business
  • 9/30, 6:00PM – 8:00PM (Proceed Directly to Kyoto Gardens)
    Welcome Back Reception and 30th Anniversary Kick-Off Dinner (Invite Only) Welcome Back Reception hosted by the Consulate General of Japan, Los Angeles and 30th Anniversary Kick-Off celebration sponsored by USJETAA and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation at the hotel, Doubletree by Hilton, in the Kyoto Gardens.
    Cost: None
    Attire: Business Attire
  • 9/30, 8:30PM – 10:30PM (Will proceed directly as a group from Reception) (Reserved Ticket Only)
    Phil Crosby, Jr.’s Golden Age All-Stars – Cicada Club
    617 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
    Contact: Monica Yuki
    Attire: Evening/Business or Period Attire (1920s/30s/40s)

Saturday, October 1st, Evening Events (Dress: Business)

  • 10/01, 7:00PM CLAIR New York Reception 
    Yamashiro (Invite Only)
    1999 North Sycamore Avenue, Hollywood CA 90068
    Cost: None
    Attire: Casual / Going Out / Walking Shoes
  • 10/01, 9:00PM GeoCache Scavenger Hunt in Hollywood
    Starting Point: Hollywood & Highland – instructions to be handed out at Yamashiro’s
    Cost: None (souvenirs up to individuals)
    Attire: Going Out / Walking Shoes
  • 10/01, Sanjikai: 10:30PM

Sunday, October 2nd, Afternoon Events (Dress: Casual)

  • JETAA USA National Conference 2016 in Los Angeles will end at 12PM on Sunday. There are optional events post-conference (ex: Santa Monica Pier and Beach), and we encourage delegates and attendees to participate if there are no conflicts with time.
  • Please allow at least one hour to get to LAX from downtown Los Angeles, slightly less from Santa Monica. There is a total of 8 terminals; please check which terminal your airline will depart from. Please make sure to be there at least two hours prior to departure.