Stuff contributed by DMo

The Portuguese Sushi Chef


A Portuguese chef, Chef Paulo, married to a Hapa-Japanese American woman, learns to become a master sushi chef and opens a new restaurant that artfully combines Portuguese and Japanese cuisine. ...

Tabloid Tableaus: Mike Shinoda and the "Glorious Excess" of Celebrity Lives

Darryl Mori

As a leading member of the Grammy Award-winning rock band Linkin Park, Mike Shinoda knows something about fame. But he believes that he’s learned the most about fame by studying famous people he’s never heard of.

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Behind the Scenes of “Old Man River” (DVD)

Darryl Mori

Throughout his life, the late actor Jerry Fujikawa (Chinatown, M*A*S*H,Taxi) harbored a secret that even his children didn’t know about.

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Hopes, Dreams, and Courage Under Fire: Stanley Hayami, Nisei Son

Darryl Mori

Author Joanne Oppenheim never met Stanley Hayami, but after reading the young man’s wartime diary, she has never forgotten him.

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Conjuring Ghosts with Lois-Ann Yamanaka

Darryl Mori

In 1913 Hawai‘i, three young sisters suffering from tuberculosis are sent to an orphanage. Only one survives—and she finds herself haunted by the ghosts of her siblings.

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Gil Asakawa’s Guide to Japanese America

Darryl Mori

“Do you have to go benjo?” If you know what this phrase means, there’s a high probability that you’re Japanese American. And there’s also a high probability that you’ll love Gil Asakawa’s book, Being Japanese American.

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Allen Say: Music for Alice

Darryl Mori

“I heard about Alice from a great shiatsu master, a strapping man in his early forties, while he worked on me,” Allen Say recalls. “I had been coaching the shy man in the art of asking women for dates; when he finally did get a date, the woman turned out ...

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David Mura: Power, Passion & Poetry

Darryl Mori

David Mura’s sister once said to him, “You talk about things I would rather sweep under the rug.”

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DMo is a writer based in Los Angeles, specializing in the arts and the nonprofit sector. A Sansei and a native of Southern California, he has written for UCLA and the Japanese American National Museum, where he serves as a volunteer. He currently works in fundraising and external relations for Art Center College of Design.

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