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Stories from Little Tokyo: The Woman in the Picture

Darryl Mori

A chance encounter in the Japanese American National Museum’s store led to a surprising discovery.

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Ronin Rabbit: Stan Sakai’s Amazing Usagi Yojimbo

Darryl Mori

"To make a living in any of the arts is difficult—whether it be acting, writing, painting, music, or, in my case, cartooning," says Stan Sakai, creator of the wildly popular Usagi Yojimbo comic book series. "Parents, of course, want the best for their children, and a traditional job is ...

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On a Roll: The Global Business of Sushi

Darryl Mori

A piece of raw fish sitting on a small ball of rice.At first glance, it seems an unlikely tool for understanding the complex dynamics of global economics.But as author and journalist Sasha Issenberg discovered, a look at the business behind sushi reveals an intricate web of cultures, industries ...

Baseball in the Camps: Behind the Scenes of "American Pastime"

Darryl Mori

“I really feel the power of our film is with an audience,” says Kerry Yo Nakagawa, associate producer of the new film American Pastime. “It has been amazing to sit with audiences and take the emotional roller coaster of a ride and hear the laughter, feel the tension and experience ...

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The Extraordinary Journey of Shigeo Takayama

Darryl Mori

“Now I stand in the twilight of my life,” Shigeo Takayama writes, in the introduction to his book. “It is time that I collect all the footprints on the path that I have walked these past eighty-eight years, and leave them in the form of writing.”

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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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