Save Little Tokyo!
Stop the erasure of our historic community!
SIGN THE PETITION NOW!
Image by Scott Oshima
First Street North is at risk. Located behind Japanese American National Museum, Far Bar, Fugetsu-Do, and more, First Street North is one of the last 3 remaining pieces of land that can be controlled by the community — or sold off to the highest bidders if the city doesn’t hear our voice.
Rafu Shimpo articles by Kenji Lui
Image by Mike Murase Historic Heart of Little Tokyo
First Street North is home to some of our most important cultural institutions, legacy businesses, and historic sites—and we could lose them all to rising rent and gentrification.
Why Little Tokyo Matters
Little Tokyo is 135 years old, 1 of 3 remaining Japantowns in the nation, and the second oldest neighborhood in Los Angeles.
LT community has already survived multiple waves of displacement and redevelopment, including the WWII Japanese American incarceration camps.
Our Community Vision
Over 200+ community members created the Sustainable Little Tokyo Community Vision to ensure a healthy, equitable, and culturally rich Little Tokyo for generations to come.
200+ units of affordable housing
20,000 sq.ft of affordable commercial space & 75,000 sq.ft office space
40,000 sq.ft of community & cultural space
Integrate and expand Go For Broke National Education Center with veteran housing
1.9 acres of green space/parks, sustainable building practices
From the Sustainable Little Tokyo Community Vision 2013 What You Can Do!