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Sei Fujii is a crusading reporter for a newspaper in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo section in 1935. He is concerned that the exploitation of the poor by local gambling concerns will not only ... See full summary »

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Jeffrey Gee Chin
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Tashima ... Sei Fujii
Keiko Agena ... Mrs. Sato
Eijiro Ozaki ... Mr. Sato
Ikuma Ando Ikuma Ando ... Yamada
Sewell Whitney ... J. Marion Wright
Garret Sato ... Hawaiian Hoodlum 'Musubi Head' (as Garret T. Sato)
Hiro Matsunaga ... Japanese Hoodlum 'Tetsu'
Eric Fehmel-Noda Eric Fehmel-Noda ... Young Farmer 'Toru'
Lani Nishiyama Lani Nishiyama ... Nisei Week Queen (as Lani Kume Nishiyama)
Derek Itagaki Derek Itagaki ... Paperboy
Tai Urban ... Paperboy Akio
Christopher Lu Christopher Lu ... Paperboy
Talbott Lin ... Manju Man
Michael Marinaccio ... Detective
Shu Sakimoto ... Bar Patron 'Jiro'
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Sei Fujii is a crusading reporter for a newspaper in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo section in 1935. He is concerned that the exploitation of the poor by local gambling concerns will not only hurt the community directly, but will also sabotage the efforts to make the rest of Los Angeles accept the Japanese of Little Tokyo as loyal and trustworthy Americans. Fujii sets out to bring the power of the press to play against the gambling houses. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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For the assassination attempt on Sei Fujii (Chris Tashima), it was originally scripted that Hawaiian Hoodlum would strangle Fujii with the rope. However, due to a scheduling conflict during filming, Garret Sato was unavailable to shoot the scene. To stay on schedule, director Jeffrey Gee Chin decided to have lead gangster Yamada (Ikuma Ando) do the strangling instead - which, in the end, made for a dramatic head-to-head encounter. See more »

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Tokyo Ondo
Written by Shimpei Nakayama
Performed by Katsutaro and Issei Mishima
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14 September 2012 (USA) See more »

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