“Eric Nakamura is a lot like the Sawtelle Japantown neighborhood he calls home — dynamic, creative, and proud of his Japanese heritage and the way it has shaped West L.A.,” the profile reads.

“Eric is a magazine publisher, gallerist, and entrepreneur. In 1994, at 22 years old, Eric created a print zine which he named ‘Giant Robot.’ Giant Robot is a mix of different subcultures, including punk music and Asian American culture, featuring them in the different contexts of history, art, film, music and more. In the process of merging different cultures together, Eric created his own culture. (Continued at Rafu Shimpo)