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.
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Did You Know?
The character Young Farmer 'Toru' was named after Bill Nishimura
, who was a historical consultant on the film. Bill was born in Southern California in 1920. When Bill was a boy, he met Sei Fujii, who was a friend of his father. Bill was able to provide insight for the filmmakers, into the history and character of Fujii. Like many Nisei, or second generation Japanese Americans, in addition to his American name he has a Japanese name as well: Toru. See more
Headin' for Better Times
Written by Ted Lewis
and his orchestra
Published by Legacy/Columbia Records
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment See more