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Story of Japanese Am heroes told with film, live choir & musicians

Emmy-winning Los Angeles news anchor and filmmaker David Ono will present his new immersive story about Japanese American heroes from World War II in a creative immersive show on October 1.

It will be presented at the Aratani Theatre in LA after debuting at the Asian American Journalists Association convention in July to an enthusiastic audience.

“Describing Defining Courage -The Nisei Soldier is difficult, as David has innovated a new way to tell the stories of the 100th/442nd/MIS which might be familiar to some, but in a wholly exciting way,” wrote actress Tamlyn Tomita (The Joy Luck Club) in an email to AsAmNews. “In a theater in front of a live audience, David narrates live to beautiful cinematography, historic film, newly filmed footage, and interviews, with a live orchestra choir and soloists all combining to create an immersive and emotional journey that can only be experienced in person.”

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Tickets are available for just $25 via boxoffice@jaccc.org and the Defining Courage Website.

Ono who has been anchoring at KABC in Los Angeles since 1996 has made telling the story of Japanese American history his passion. Along with producer/photographer Jeff MacIntyre, Ono has produced numerous award-winning films including The Legacy of Heart Mountain, American Heroes: Nisei Soldiers and Japan: One Year Later.

Ono has been awarded 31 Emmys and 9 Edward R Murrow awards. He’s also been honored by the Asian American Journalists Association, the Society of Professional Journalists and the LA Press Club.

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