Kent Taroh Tonozuka

Kent Taroh Tonozuka, 22, is a senior at Occidental College majoring in Asian Studies with an emphasis on Japanese Language. He is a Nisei Japanese American born and raised in San Francisco. He has recently studied abroad in Kyoto and hopes to return there soon. Kent aims to pursue a career in Japanese to English translation but is also interested in writing short stories in Japanese.

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Little Tokyo Community Profiles - 2010

The Tsunami of Little Tokyo - An Interview with Mr. Akimoto of Frying Fish Restaurant

Editor’s note: Discover Nikkei is an archive of stories representing different communities, voices, and perspectives. The following article presents the opinions of a Little Tokyo business owner and does not represent the views of Discover Nikkei and the Japanese American National Museum. Discover Nikkei publishes these stories as a way to share different perspectives expressed within the community.

“You cannot hold a tsunami by yourself.” These are the words of Mr. Akimoto as he ponders the future of Little Tokyo. His wife, Mrs. Akimoto, is the owner of Frying Fish, a kaiten-sushi restaurant in the center of Little ...

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