Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Project Director - Demographic Research Project

Kikuo Ichinose, M.A.

Mr. Ichinose is Director of the Demographic Research Project (DRP) at Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, the nation’s largest legal organization serving Asian American and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities. DRP seeks to (1) inform community programs and advocacy through data collection and analysis and (2) empower community organizations to better utilize research in grant making, program planning, and advocacy through technical assistance and training.

Mr. Ichinose has over 20 years of experience leading research that uses census, voter, and other data to address problems facing Asian American and NHPI communities. He oversees Advancing Justice – Los Angeles’ Census Information Center (CIC), recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau as an official source of census data since 2006, and currently serves as Vice Chair of the national network’s Steering Committee. He is also a veteran of two statewide redistricting campaigns, working with stakeholders throughout California to construct the Asian American and NHPI community’s first statewide redistricting proposal in 2001 and the state’s first majority Asian American legislative district in 2011.

He holds a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

For Legal Help

Advancing Justice - LA’s hotlines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: family, immigration, consumer, public benefits, employment, housing, and civil rights.

English: 888.349.9695
需要協助嗎: 800.520.2356
हिंदी 855.971.2552


도움이 필요하십니까?: 800.867.3640
Tagalog: 855.300.2552
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Cần sự giúp đỡ: 800.267.7395


Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.