Erich Nakano

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Erich Nakano is Deputy Director at Little Tokyo Service Center Greater Los Angeles area. He is the son of Lillian Nakano, and Bert Nakano.


University of California, Los Angeles.

Asian Student Union

In 1983 Erich Nakano was a senior majoring in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, and a member of the Asian Student Union.[1]

Unity interview

In May 1985 the League of Revolutionary Struggle newspaper Unity published a supplement on the university South African divestment movement.

They profiled the activities of several campus groups involved in the campaign.

Berkely activists interviewed were...;

Unity article

Gil Sanchez, Jr., Alice Stauffer, Erich Nakano, wrote article in the October 11, 1985 Unity on the student movement "Broadening our horizons: bringing the struggle home".

Comrade's wedding


Erich Nakano, Michael Schmitz and Steve Phillips attended Kathleen Coll's wedding to Alejandro Sweet-Cordero.

Student march

Unity April 20 1987.PNG

Angela Ramirez, (California MEChA) Erich Nakano (Asian/Pacific Islander Student Union), Michael Stoll, (African/Black Student Statewide Alliance) were interviewed in Unity, April 20, 1987, about a recent Los Angeles student march.


October 15, 1990 the listed Student Unity Network contacts for League of Revolutionary Struggles' Unity were - Gina Hernandez, Erich Nakano, Cheryl Taylor.

Unity student activism

In 1990 Lisa Neeley, African/Black Statewide Student Alliance, Stanford University ,Carol Finis, La Raza Student Organization, San Francisco State University, Erich Nakano Asian Student Union UC Berkeley, Michael Schmitz, urban planning UCLA, UCLA Bruin Democrats, and California Progressive Student Alliance contributed to the April 16 student supplement issue of Unity, newspaper of the League of Revolutionary Struggle.

"A call to build an organization for the 1990s and beyond"

Unity, January 28 1991, issued a statement "A call to build an organization for the 1990s and beyond" on pages 4 to 6.

This group was a split in the League of Revolutionary Struggle which soon became the Unity Organizing Committee.

Those listed as supporters of the call included Erich Nakano, student editor Unity. .

Unity student supplement

Erich Nakano contributed to the Unity Organizing Committee's Unity Spring 1991 student supplement with help from Stacey Shears, Midwest board rep. for the United States Student Association, and Cato Felan, student University of Texas-Austin.

East West Community Partnership


Sheri Miyashiro and Erich Nakano man the East West Community Partnership table, early 1990s?

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.[2]

Executive Staff

Little Tokyo Service Center, Executive Staff, as of 2016;[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]