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This collection of photos gives a look into the place that keeps Little Tokyo's newspaper running. Though it may look like an ordinary office, the Rafu Shimpo has over 100 years of Japanese-American history under its belt. Pieces of both local and national history are displayed on its walls.
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Naomi Hirahara is the author of the Mas Arai mystery series for which she has won an Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Paperback Original. She is a former English editor for The Rafu Shimpo and has also written nonfiction books, mostly revolving the experience of Japanese Americans, as well as middle-grade fiction. Her new mystery series involving a young female hapa bicycle cop made its debut in 2014 with Murder on Bamboo Lane.
She has been a Nima since 2005, and has contributed stories to Discover Nikkei since 2007, including two completed serialized stories written originally for our site: The Nihongo Papers (2007) and Baishakunin, Inc. (2009). She just launched a new original serial story called Nikkei Detective in August.