JJML PRODUCTIONS LLC is a multi-media corporation that produces social justice and education projects to empower future generations.
JJML Productions was formed by filmmaker Jon Osaki to share the stories of the Asian American experience with young audiences.
Jon is an emerging filmmaker who has directed and produced promotional, educational, narrative, and documentary films. As a filmmaker, Jon views this genre as the next step in his lifelong pursuit of social justice and equity.
NEWS AND UPDATES
This past March, JJML Productions caught up with the esteemed Mr. Neal Katyal. In 2010, Neal became the first Asian American to be named Acting Solicitor General for the United States Justice Department. While serving in this position, he also became the first Solicitor General to issue a Confession of Error acknowledging the misconduct of the SG during the 1944 United States vs. Korematsu case.
Neal is currently representing the state of Hawaii opposing President's Trump's travel ban. In April, he appeared before the United States Supreme Court arguing against the constitutionality of banning people for targeted countries.
Neal will appear in JJML Production's Alternative Facts highlighting the parallels between the travel ban the wartime Supreme Court case of Fred Korematsu.
This past December, JJML Productions had the honor of meeting and interviewing Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga. In the early 1980's, Aiko served as the lead researcher for the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC). While serving in this position, she discovered lost military documents which proved that the incarceration was fueled by racism and based on lies. Her evidence was vital to the passage of the 1988 Civil Liberties Act, which provided reparations to former incarcerees, and the coram nobis cases which overturned the wartime convictions of Gordon Hirabayashi, Fred Korematsu and Min Yasui.
At 93, Aiko is in amazing health and it was incredible to meet someone who so dramatically impacted our entire community.
(Jon and daughter Mika with Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga )
October 13th, 2018
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY JAPANESE AMERICAN COMMUNITY CENTER
The San Fernando Valley JACL presents My Dog Teny & Yonsei Eyes
12953 Branford St, Arleta, CA
ALTERNATIVE FACTS: The Lies of Executive Order 9066
*Will preview on February 23rd, 2019
Major funding providing by the California Civil Liberties Public Education Fund and the Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Foundation.
A story of two fourth-generation Japanese Americans who embark on a pilgrimage to the place where their grandparents were once imprisoned during World War II.
MY DOG TENY
A true story of a boy, his dog and the outbreak of World War II.
Stories of families who shaped San Francisco's Japantown.