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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

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

14 September 2012 (USA) See more »

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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 »

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Tokyo Ondo
Written by Shimpei Nakayama
Performed by Katsutaro and Issei Mishima
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