Why Visit Japan, Part I

One of the first questions I get when I tell people about visiting Japan is: why there? I’d like to answer this question with a short series for readers on how Japanese culture came into my life at an early age as a young person growing up in Los Angeles.It started with Nintendo’s Gameboy. Not […]

Osaka, Hokkaido, Kansai

It’s been over a full year since JIMBO TIMES reached Japan for the first time last summer. I’ve had ‘Nippon’s’ pueblos in mind ever since, and even more so lately due to the anniversary at hand. But now, I’ve also learned of a recent series of typhoons and earthquakes that have struck the island-nation. My […]

4 Years of Jimbo Times: The L.A. Storyteller

JIMBO TIMES began just a little over four years ago following an epiphanous walk from my mother’s newsstand on Santa Monica boulevard the evening of August 19, 2014. It was near mid-night when the idea took hold of me, and I can still remember crawling from the apartment bedroom into the bathroom with the same […]

10 Things We Learned from an Incredible Time at Our Back to School Party this August 25th, 2018

After 36 days of non-stop planning for our first ever BACK to School PARTY at El Gran Burrito, I needed at least a couple of days to rest and relax, to enjoy a bit of silence, and to reflect on just what it is that actually happened this special Summer of 2018. A few things […]