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For over 30 years, NakatomiPR has worked at the nexus of communications, strategy, and advocacy to support mission-driven organizations and values-driven leaders to reach their goals to create more equitable, healthier and sustainable communities.

We believe it's essential for communications to reflect the diverse, authentic voices and lived experiences of our communities. We focus on community-informed approaches and capacity building with organizations to maximize their impact for good and influence positive behavior change.

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NakatomiPR is rooted in community and committed to creating a sustainable and equitable future that puts people first.

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Our Values

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Our client’s success begins with the mantras we live by.

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Good work and relationship building take time. Our longest retained client has been with us for over 26 years and counting. We’ve always worked in close collaboration with our clients. They trust us.

We prepare our clients for transition, opportunity and uncertainty through a strategic approach informed by research and data. Culture change, issues management and reputational challenges are part of growth and success.

Strategic communications is often complex—our audiences are diverse and multilingual, and messaging is often late to reach them. A clear pathway and simple solutions are elusive in this work.  We are committed to forging consensus approaches and delivering equitable approaches.

We provide customized high-touch service to our clients. Our approach has always been tailored to meet their unique needs. In the virtual environment, that hasn’t changed.

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What our clients have to say


“For 8+ years, NakatomiPR has been integral to elevating Cedars-Sinai’s diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI) and community engagement initiatives and strategic goals. NakatomiPR’s deep community partnerships in greater Los Angeles and ability to keep a pulse on social justice issues make them an invaluable thought partner as we continue our DEI and wellbeing journey at Cedars-Sinai.”

Nicole M.B. Mitchell

Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Cedars-Sinai Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing


“We are grateful for NakatomiPR’s valued strategic thought partnership to elevate our brand and reach through expanded media coverage to mainstream and ethnic media. Under their consultation, we’ve learned from stakeholders, re-envisioned the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy at JANM, and are creating programming to shape and protect democracy today and into the future.”

Ann Burroughs

Japanese American National Museum


“NakatomiPR’s awareness of the nuanced needs and experiences of our diverse AAPI communities and trusted relationships in the community makes them an essential partner. They led our name and brand change after 46 years, and and their strategic communications and capacity building guidance continues to support our Stop the Hate initiatives and our growth and success.”

Manju P. Kulkarni, Esq

Executive Director,
AAPI Equity Alliance