Jacy Yoshimoto

Jacy Yoshimoto is a sophomore currently attending Occidental College and plans to major in East Asian Studies. Next year she hopes to study abroad in Japan. Jacy is from Kaneohe, Hawaii and a graduate of Iolani School.

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Little Tokyo Community Profiles - 2010

Koraku Restaurant: Making it in America

Situated on East 2nd St. in Little Tokyo, Koraku Restaurant’s bright orange and white signs, with their bold, black letters and Japanese characters, are difficult to miss. While its first two characters are in hiragana, the last character of the restaurant’s name is the Japanese kanji symbol, which stands for “joy” or “relief”. In Japanese, the word “kouraku” itself means “outing” or “pleasure trip”. With its laid-back atmosphere and friendly staff, not to mention its delicious food, Koraku definitely lives up to the meaning of its name. The restaurant is owned by Hiroshi Yamauchi, a first generation ...

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