LOS ANGELES’S LITTLE TOKYO. LITTLE TOKYO HISTORICAL SOCIETY
By Arcadia Publishing (Charleston, South Carolina: 2010, 127 pp., $21.99, paperback)
Arcadia Publishing has captured a niche market publishing ethnic, local, and/or special interest subjects that major publishing houses would routinely turn down. Over the last 10 years, Arcadia has published and brought to light literally hundreds, if not thousands of stories that in all likelihood would never have seen shelf-space in a bookstore.
“Los Angeles’s Little Tokyo,” in a short 127 pages, captures dreams, visions, activities, diversities, and vitalities of the Japanese American community before, during and after World War II all in black and white photos.
“Los Angeles’s Little Tokyo” provides a wonderful introduction, insight, and a beginning place for those who want to do more in-depth local research into the Japanese American experiences.