Get the latest Nisei Week updates straight to your inbox! Count me in! By subscribing, you agree to share your email address with us and Mailchimp to receive marketing, updates, and other emails from us. Use the unsubscribe link in those emails to opt out at any time. Success! You're on the list. Whoops! There was an error and we couldn't process your subscription. Please reload the page and try again. Processing… “Lil Tokyo Reporter,” a short film based on actual events in the life of Kashu Mainichi founder Sei Fujii, had its world premiere at the Laemmle Playhouse 7 in Pasadena on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Due to the size of the crowds, the final screening was moved to a larger theater. Set in Los Angeles in 1935, the well-received film depicts a confrontation between crusading newspaperman Fujii and a criminal element running a gambling hall in Little Tokyo. Speakers at the last screening included actor Chris Tashima, who plays the title role. During the post-screening reception, cast and crew members signed posters of the film. Pictured are Yukio Kawaratani, who was an extra, and Michelle Sugihara, associate producer. From left: Chris Tashima, 2010 Nisei Week Queen Lani Kume Nishiyama, who plays a Nisei Week queen in the film, and director Jeffrey Gee Chin. Left: Fumiko Carole Fujita, executive producer. Right: Actor Eijiro Ozaki, who plays a reluctant gangster. The film also stars Ikuma Ando, Keiko Agena, Sewell Whitney, Michael Marinaccio, Garret Sato, Hiro Matsunaga, Eric Fehmel-Noda and Shu Sakimoto. The filmmakers also include producers Mayon Denton and Michael Iinuma. Photos by J.K. Yamamoto/Rafu Shimpo Related‘Lil Tokyo Reporter’ Screening and PanelMay 5, 2016In "Film & TV"‘Lil Tokyo Reporter’ DVD Launch Held at L.A. Center StudiosSeptember 7, 2013In "Film & TV"Gardena Buddhist Church to Screen 'Lil Tokyo Reporter'September 4, 2014In "Film & TV"