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The Accidental Actor: On Location with the Cast and Crew of Infinity and Chashu Ramen

Ben Arikawa

I have spent a great deal of my life trying not to be conspicuous. Maybe it’s the result of my painful lack of social skills when I was younger, my innate shyness in front of people, or maybe it was my mother’s entreaties not to stand out. Though born in …

Reflections on a Road Well Traveled

Ben Arikawa

My daughter and I recently took the 180 mile trip from Placer County, California to my hometown, Fresno. Most of the trip is made on Highway 99, which runs down the middle of the Central Valley. This is a drive that I know very well. During an eleven year span …

BA Family Collection

family history

A few family pictures from the last century, some that we didn't know existed until the past couple of years. I will be adding pictures over time. I think there …

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Ben Arikawa is a Sansei who lives in Northern California. He lives not far from where his paternal grandparents settled to work on a fruit orchard about hundred years ago. He recently realized that he has a need to tell stories and has been exploring his literary side. Ben has contributed an article to Pacific Citizen, the award winning newspaper of the JACL, and several articles to Discover Nikkei. His stories reflect his experiences as a Japanese American, son, husband and father. He is also exploring his artistic side as a director of photography on Ikeibi Films web series, Gold Mountain (2016), and as an actor in Infinity and Chashu Ramen (2013).

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