Alan Nishio

Alan Nishio
Meet Alan Nishio, a 2014 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Local Heroes Nominee

Title: Board President
Organization:Little Tokyo Service Center
Website: www.ltsc.org

"I'm writing this recommendation because Alan has inspired me to be involved in this community as with many others. Alan's experiences and history in this community has been a shining light to a new generation of Japanese American community activists. They already see Alan as a community hero." Craig Ishi, Kizuna (nominator) (also nominated by Mickie Okamoto-Tsudama)

Highlights:


  • Currently President of the Board of the Little Tokyo Service Center, the leading Asian Pacific American community development corporation in the region

  • Founding member of the California Japanese American Community Leadership Council, a statewide coalition that seeks to preserve and protect California's remaining Japantowns.

  • Founder and co-chair of the National Coalition of Redress/Reparations, an organization that played a significant role in the redress campaign for Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II.
  • Board Member, Japanese American Cultural and Community Center

  • Advisory Council Member, Kizuna

  • Assoc. Vice President of the Division of Student Services, Emeritus, California State University, Long Beach

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