A Crash Course in Forgiveness, Self-Awareness, and Self-Determination

Sometimes things in our lives don't go as planned, but how do we realign ourselves when this happens? Read on to see how one of our staffers is pursuing their passions on the path to living their life to the fullest.

Nostalgia & Artistry

There are many different things that can influence and inspire an artist's work. We had the opportunity to interview artist Edwin Ushiro, who talks about his experiences as an artist and how his cultural identity influences his work.

Who Knows Little Tokyo Better - Game Show

Test your Little Tokyo Knowledge! We brought together two community members to go head to head to see just who knows Little Tokyo better. Who do you think will win?

Figure It Out By Drawing

Trying to find your place in the world is hard, especially when you're a minority. Artist Jamie Noguchi shares his experience of being an illustrator and giving Asian Americans a voice in comics.

Cooking Up History - WWII Japanese American Internment Food

Ever wonder what Japanese Americans were eating during WWII internment camp? In the Kizuna Kitchen, we decided to find out!

The Next Generation & Internment Camp

When raising a child, it is hard to determine at what age is it okay to discuss what "camp" really means to Japanese Americans. One father discusses his experiences of how he raises his 6-year-old son to understand a dark time in history.

Aidan Tries Little Tokyo Sweets - Halloween Edition

Halloween = CANDY!! In our newest video, we send sunglasses emoji Aidan to explore all the delicious sweets of Little Tokyo. Watch as we make him close his eyes before each treat for a spooky encounter!

Explore Little Tokyo - Nisei Week

Take a look into the history of this iconic Little Tokyo celebration and learn what it means to the community!

15 Minute Obon Challenge with Eric Komatsu

Kizuna challenged our friend Eric Komatsu to take on Gardena Buddhist Temple's obon (Japanese summer festival) in 15 MINUTES! Can he accomplish everything that we set him up to do?! Watch to find out!

Get 'Em While They're Young! Cultivating a Positive Ethnic Identity Early.

Raising a child is a big job in itself, let alone trying to raise them to have a positive ethnic identity is a lot on a parent's plate! See how one family is teaching their child to not only be proud of their cultural background.

Making Big Dreams Come True in Little Tokyo: An Interview with Alan & Aidan Kosaka

The Terasaki Budokan is coming to Little Tokyo! Learn a little about the Terasaki Budokan and hear two perspectives on the process of making it possible, from father-son duo Alan and Aidan Kosaka.

Keeping up with Kizuna: Megan's First Day

Ever wondered what happens inside a millennial's brain on their first day of work in the real world? Want a sneak peek into a day in the life of Kizuna’s new Development Coordinator? Well, you've come to the right place!

Bilingual Baby or Bust!

It's not easy to raise a bilingual child, especially when only one of you speaks both languages fluently! Here's a look into how one family's doing it.

Our Thoughts on 2016

It's been a little while since the end of 2016, and Kizuna's staff has had some time to reflect on everything that the year brought for our organization.

Dinner with Deeners Ep. 3 - Valentine's Day Matcha Mille Crepe Cake

You can make this multilayered matcha mille crepe cake to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, or Single Awareness day! Share it with your sweethearts, family, and friends…or you can even hog it all to yourself on this holiday because it is just THAT GOOD!

Dinner with Deeners Ep. 2 - Chocolate Mochi ft. Aidan!

Want to make mochi but don't have a mochi machine? No problem! Join Deeners (and special guest Aidan!) to learn how to make this delicious chocolate mochi with just the equipment you already have in your kitchen!

Steaming & Savory New Year's Ozoni

An ozoni recipe to ring in the new year! Make sure it's the first thing you eat on New Year's Day!

Dinner with Deeners Ep. 1 - Raspberry Koshi An Jello

How do you make a layered jello dish without even layering anything? Dina shows you how, In this first episode of Dinner with Deeners!