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About the Sustainable Little Tokyo Team

Scott Oshima
Program Director

Scott Oshima is a yonsei/fourth-generation Chinese Japanese American artist and organizer. With over 10 years of experience in community arts nonprofits, they use community-driven and arts-based strategies to advocate for cultural sustainability and equitable development in Los Angeles’ communities of color. Scott has presented at national conferences and convenings, such as People & Places, ArtPlace Summit, Western Arts Alliance, and Arts for LA’s State of the Arts Summit, and has written for Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Journal, Capital & Main, Orlando, X-TRA, and more.

Alma Guzman
Program Manager

Alma Guzman is a cultural worker whose work has focused on providing guidance and support to artists, organizations and residents through funding and public programming opportunities. She’s worked for the City of LA Department of Cultural Affairs and the LA County Department of Arts & Culture and has had the privilege of visioning and realizing collaborations amongst artists and residents that are rooted in community-building and healing.

Amy Honjiyo
Cycle of Food Coordinator

Amy Honjiyo is actively involved in the Little Tokyo community, including coordinating Hiro's Bokashi Club and Little Tokyo Composts. Her approach to sustainability is informed by Zen philosophy of “mottainai.” Amy holds a Master of Science degree in Health Care Administration background.

Kristin Fukushima
Managing Director of the Little Tokyo Community Council

Kristin Fukushima is the Managing Director of the Little Tokyo Community Council - the nonprofit community coalition of businesses, residents, nonprofits, and other vested stakeholders, representing the interests of the Little Tokyo community. She has been involved with SLT from the onset, including as the previous Project Manager, and continues to serve on the SLT Cabinet and chair the FSN ad hoc committee. She loves that Little Tokyo is a home and special place to so many people and communities, while also being an intimate, tight-knit community where one constantly runs into people while walking around.

Grant Sunoo
Director of Planning for Little Tokyo Service Center

Grant Sunoo, he/him/his, is the Director of Planning for Little Tokyo Service Center, LTSC. He oversees LTSC’s creative place-keeping, community planning, and community organizing efforts. In 20+ years of working in Los Angeles’ non-profit sector, he has extensive experience in affordable housing development, coalition building, leadership development, program implementation, and organizational development. Grant earned a Masters of Urban Planning from the UCLA and is the proud parent of somewhat feral 6.5 year-old and 3 year-old daughters.

Andie Kimura
Cycle of Foods Committee Co-Chair

Andie Kimura is a Japanese American, fourth generation Angelino on occupied Tongva land who enjoys community, cookies, and museums. She is constantly struggling to lower her environmental footprint and urges you to do the same, lower your footprint, not the struggle. Andie is humbled to co-chair for the SLT Cycle of Foods Committee and loves the breadth and depth of work Sustainable Little Tokyo!

Megan Teramoto
Small Business Committee Co-Chair

Megan Teramoto, having grown up in the greater Los Angeles area, has spent much of her life in and around Little Tokyo. As a fourth-generation member of the St. Francis Xavier Japanese Catholic Center, Megan, and her family feel very connected to the Little Tokyo community. Before working for the Little Tokyo Service Center, Megan worked for the City of Los Angeles as a Field Deputy. In this role, she served as a liaison between the community and City services. Currently, Megan works to support the small businesses in Little Tokyo as a small business counselor and provides assistance with any day-to-day issues.