June 7 — Japan America Society hosts “Japan Matters: Japan’s Positive Impact on the Southern California Economy” on Tuesday, June 7 at the InterContinental Los Angeles Century City. Seminar will take place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., with a networking reception to follow. Admission: $40, members. For information, call (213) 627-6217, ext. 205 or visit www.jas-socal.org.