Brian Kito Helps Community During Difficult Times
An interactive story by Eduardo Kinston, Allison Mi & Eshaan Mani, JCamp 2022 — Los Angeles On Dec. 30, 2019, Fugetsu-Do, the oldest confectionery in Little Tokyo, went viral on YouTube. With over one million views in less than 24 hours, sales at the small mochi shop in Los Angeles skyrocketed. Brian Kito helps community during difficult times Little Tokyo - one of three Japantowns in the United States - has been a pivotal ethnic enclave in Los Angeles since…express.adobe.com
Unwelcome at Home
Eight decades after incarceration, Japanese Americans reflect on its legacy By Adán Quan, AAJA JCamp 2022 — Los Angeles Editor’s note: The j-slur is used several times throughout this story. We would like to recognize the historical context of the word and the harm it has caused, as well as…
Three Shops, Three Styles, One Story
By Justin Diep, Jada Sandvall and Mahi Jariwala, JCamp 2022 — Los Angeles Little Tokyo’s Fusion More Than Food. Behind the gates of Little Tokyo’s food scene of endless ramen shops, sushi places and tea houses, a blending of cultures is hidden in clothing shops throughout the neighborhood. From the pop art at Kools, the block colors at Mokuyobi and the streetwear at Japangeles, there is a taste of Asian American cultures through fashion hiding all around Little Tokyo.
Meal program brings lunch to kids in need
By Kristen D’Souza, AAJA JCamp 2019 — Atlanta Santia Moore works with a nonprofit that feeds kids when school isn’t in session. She has become accustomed to meeting kids who go hungry at home — -and yet, last fall, she was touched by what she learned from a boy she…
Perspective: New Eastwood film resurrects press error, true story behind 1996 Centennial Park bombing
By Joshua Yang, AAJA JCamp 2019 — Atlanta At first the sprawling white tents along the broad, open plazas of Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park resembled something out of a busy festival, but they were fenced off by metal gates and guards lined the perimeter. …
Off the Walls
By Brian Xu and Vivien Ho, AAJA JCamp 2019 — Atlanta In preparation for hosting the 53rd Super Bowl, the city of Atlanta commissioned the WonderRoot arts organization to create a collection of 21 murals centered around civil rights and social justice. The project was dubbed “Off the Walls” and features work from over 11 hand-picked artists. This video takes a look at three of these murals and their impact on the community around them.
By Joshua Mysore, J Camp 2019 — Atlanta At the recent training camp for the Atlanta Falcons, fans poured into the practice facility in the early morning to watch and cheer for their favorite players. These fans view the Atlanta Falcons as an integral part of the Atlanta culture and community, and they especially love meeting the players and interacting with them. Over 200 fans were in attendance for the last practice at the training facility.