Alan Nishio

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Alan Nishio

Template:TOCnestleft Alan Nishio, was president in 1982, of the Little Tokyo People’s Rights Organization in Los Angeles.[1]

FBI interest


According to Richard Aoki's FBI, the Bureau had an eye on Alan Nishio in the 1970s.

Endorsed Unity


Alan Nishio endorsed the Unity Organizing Committee's Unity in September 1991.

East Wind

In 1985 Contributing Editors to the League of Revolutionary Struggle Asian journal East Wind included:

LOS ANGELES: Bruce Iwasaki, attorney and former staff of Gidra; Miya Iwataki, National Coalition for Redress/Reparations; Linda Mabalot, executive director, Visual Communications; Lillian Nakano, Nation Coalition for Redress/Reparations, Alan Nishio, National Coalition for Redress/Reparations; Philip Veracruz, Filipino labor organizer and past vice-president of the United Farm Workers Union; Evelyn Yoshimura, Little Tokyo Service Center.

Nikkei for Civil Rights & Redress

Nikkei for Civil Rights & RedressBoard of Directors, 2002;

Meeting Maxine

Asian American voters will hold an evening with Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) on Thursday, Aug. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. 2012, at the New Gardena Hotel, 1641 W. Redondo Beach Blvd.

Due to redistricting, Waters now represents the new 43rd Congressional District, which includes Gardena, Torrance, Harbor Gateway, Lomita and Hawthorne. She will give brief remarks and take part in casual conversation and exchange of ideas with her constituents on such topics as jobs, health care, veterans’ issues, Medicare, Social Security, home foreclosures, student loans, safe neighborhoods, quality education, and business development.

Host committee: Assemblymember Warren Furutani, Sam Joo, Traci Kato-Kiriyama, Dennis Kobata, Alison Kochiyama, Dean Matsubayashi, Mike Murase, Erich Nakano, Alan Nishio, Amy Phillips, Jan Tokumaru, Diane Ujiiye.[3]

Supporting Al Muratsuchi

Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi with some of his supporters. From left: Elnie Vannatim, Mike Murase, Muratsuchi, Erich Nakano, Catherine Chuck, Alan Nishio

A reception supporting the re-election of Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) was held Oct. 28 2014, at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in Little Tokyo.

Muratsuchi, who was first elected two years ago, is in a tight race against Republican challenger David Hadley, with both sides putting out mailers on a daily basis and airing commercials on TV ahead of the Nov. 4 election. The campaigns have been trading accusations, with Hadley’s side calling Muratsuchi a “job killer” who is “clueless on how businesses create jobs” and “voted to raise our taxes,” and Muratsuchi’s side calling Hadley “just another Tea Party politician who will say or do anything to get elected.”

Henry Ota said that he and other reception co-chairs are “motivated to do all we could to make it possible for him to return to Sacramento … not just because he’s Japanese American … He’s one of the recognized political leaders in Sacramento, recognized by the governor … by the leadership of the Democratic Party … but also recognized, I think, by the people on the other side of the aisle, somebody who understands the issues and deals with the issues in a very positive way.”

The other co-chairs were Catherine Chuck, Kerry Doi, Ernest Doizaki, Warren Furutani, Stephen Gee, Toshio Handa, Thomas Iino, Bill Imada, Kenneth Inouye, Gary Kawaguchi, Alan Nishio, Kanji Sahara and Bill Watanabe. [4]

Little Tokyo Service Center

Board of Directors, Little Tokyo Service Center, as of 2016;[5]

National Coalition for Redress/Reparations

In 2016;


Steve Nagano with Tony Osumi, Alan Nishio, Kimi Maru, Jan Tokumaru, Mike Murase, June Hibino, Michael Yanagita, Kay Ochi, Glenn Sanada and Janice Yen at Japanese American National Museum.