James Yoshimura is a Japanese American writer and producer, best known for his screenwriting work on the NBC series Homicide: Life on the Street and the short-lived Fox series The Jury, for which he served as a co-creator. He also co-wrote Homicide: The Movie, a made-for-television film that came out in 2000, after the series ended.
Yoshimura began his career writing for theater after attending the Yale School of Drama. His plays include Union Boys and Mercenaries.
He has received two Emmy Award nominations: one for Homicide: The Movie and one for the Homicide episode “Subway,” which also won a Peabody Award for excellence in television broadcasting.
He is currently working on Courtroom 302, a new series for HBO, with Tom Fontana, Tom Kelly and Frank Pugliese.