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Giant Robot at JANM Kokoro Craft Boutique 2017

Another year goes by quickly and the beginning of October means Kokoro Craft Boutique at the Japanese American National Museum. This year because of an exhibition taking up some lobby space we were placed in our favorite spot upstairs. It's hotter, smaller, and when it's packed downstairs, it's empty upstairs. When it's empty downstairs, it's about the same up. But with this griping comes with the fact that it's all good and it somehow evens out.  And then Tamlyn Tomita shows up! Catch her on The Good Doctor on ABC. That's Yasuko Ozawa  Rodney!  Dean! The volunteer's table is always the most fun. You don't know what'll be there.  Tom Nakanishi and Valerie Matsumoto. No one smiles as large as Sean...

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Helping Janet Liang Benefit Concert

Janet Liang is now in Houston getting medical treatment. Hopefully the famous quote, “Houston, We have a Problem” will be nothing but a joke since Janet and her strong spirit has just arrived. Her Leukemia is at 82% of her body, she has a 30% chance of survival, and she intends to be in Texas for the next six months recovering. (janetliang blog)She’s a busy one and there’s a concert coming up in her honor and also to raise funds. It’s Helpingjanet.com Perfect 10 Concert that’s taking place in LA. The money goes to Janet’s medical bills and if you want to help her but are far away, there is a paypal link at the bottom of her home page at...

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Rock Quietly Sessions: Goh Nakamura and Jane Lui and Helping Janet

Goh Nakamura and Jane Lui played quietly and nicely at GR2. Aside from the great sets by both, GR2 was visited by the Helpingjanet.com folks. You’ve seen her viral video, and Janet Liang needs your help. The exhibition of music went from sounds and a captive audience to getting involved in being involved in trying to help others. The end of the show became a bone marrow drive! Below, Goh Nakamura plays his set among dragons!     Jane Lui plays to a nice crowd of at least 30, who sat on the old shelves that are now benches!   Star citing: Janet Liang, Jane Lui and Tamlyn Tomita

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Giant Robot Podcast: Tamlyn Tomita

In 1986, a wire thin Ralph Macchio was cast again as karate champ “Danny” in Karate Kid 2. This time, he leaves the San Fernando Valley and travels to Japan with his Karate sensei, “Miyagi” played by Pat Morita. Miyagi needs to visit his dying father. Meanwhile there’s drama between he and his old rival friend, but stealing scenes is Danny’s hot female love interest, Kumiko portrayed by Tamlyn Tomita in her acting debut.     At the time, young Asian American female leads were scarce and Tamlyn Tomita became the woman by which many Asian American females were gauged. She was the crush of kids everywhere and 25 years later is quietly celebrating her debuts 25th anniversary. Only the...

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