Eriko Shinozuka passed away on Sept. 9, 2018 at the age of 71 after a two-month hospitalization in Torrance. She was born in Nagasaki, Japan on July 22, 1947. At the age of 24 she left Japan and started a new life in the United States. In 1984, she opened a fashion boutique “Uniquely Tokyo” in Gardena. Her passion for Zumba led her to teach a Zumba class at JCI. A private funeral was held at the end of September.