He founded Kenwood. That’s most of what you need to know, but for those who care, he was a better philanthropist than a business person.
The Aratani Foundation has supported dozens of Japanese American organizations and programs, mostly based in Southern California, but also some nationally based ones.
“It is my philosophy to help the ones hurt by the mass evacuation,” Aratani said. “I myself lost the family business. Eighty-five to ninety-five percent goes to Japanese American organizations.”
(Rafu.com – George Aratani)