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Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC) is committed to improving the lives of underserved individuals and families and promoting the equitable development of ethnic communities and their rich cultural heritage.


Over 6000 social services clients served in 2017


Over 1000 affordable housing units produced


Total 2017 attendance for Far East Lounge activites


Terasaki Budokan

LTSC is leading the community campaign to build a big gym in Little Tokyo.

Far East Lounge

The Far East Lounge is a Little Tokyo gathering space for seniors and others to connect and enjoy activities that promote wellness.


+LAB is a bold initiative that allows LTSC to join forces with artists and cultural institutions to find imaginative ways to empower the Little Tokyo community.

First Street North

The First Street North block of Little Tokyo is a critical part of the past and future of our historic neighborhood.

Changing Tides

A partnership initiative between a youth/young adult outreach group and LTSC is dedicated to ending the stigma surrounding mental health and normalizing healthy discussions within the Asian American community.

Santa Monica/Vermont Project

LTSC is partnering with Los Angeles County Metro Transit Authority to build affordable housing, commercial and social service space at the Vermont/Santa Monica station.


Don’t miss "ATOMIC CAFE: The Noisiest Corner in J-Town"! A project of LTSC, this documentary explores the characters and history of a Little Tokyo restaurant that became the hub of L.A.'s punk rock scene of the 1970s and 80s.

Watch now at a pay-what-you-wish rate until September 30:

Tomorrow at 2 p.m., you can join a live Q&A panel with the filmmakers and Atomic Cafe family members to chat about the film and explore themes of gentrification, community empowerment and more. Learn more information about the discussion by visiting;
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