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Mihoko Yamauchi, the owner of Kouraku restaurant (middle, in black blouse), posing with her staff: Squatting, Yuko and Rie. Standing (from left): Gerardo, Rafael, Mario, Miki, Chikako, Akira, Octavio, and Mamoru (manager). By REINE NAKAMURA From financial struggles during the Great Depression, to anti-Japanese discrimination and racism...

Watch "ATOMIC CAFE: The Noisiest Corner in J-Town." A project of LTSC, this documentary explores how a family-owned restaurant in Little Tokyo became one of the most popular hang-outs for L.A.'s exploding punk rock scene of the late 1970s.  As part of LTSC’s creative placekeeping work,...

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