The “Japan Week LA” special event series was designed to heighten public awareness between the United States and Japan. There were a diverse series of performances exhibits, demonstrations, ceremonies and topical public affair discussions.
During this time the United States and Japan were engaged in a vicious trade war. The U.S and Japan were becoming increasingly interdependent. At the time both countries needed to learn how to talk to each other.
This poster by Ikko Tanaka helped launch week.
Ikko Tanaka, Japan Week L.A., 1987