Author: Little Tokyo Service Center

Mihoko Yamauchi, the owner of Kouraku restaurant (middle, in black blouse), posing with her staff: Squatting, Yuko and Rie. Standing (from left): Gerardo, Rafael, Mario, Miki, Chikako, Akira, Octavio, and Mamoru (manager). By REINE NAKAMURA From financial struggles during the Great Depression, to anti-Japanese discrimination and racism...

Watch "ATOMIC CAFE: The Noisiest Corner in J-Town." A project of LTSC, this documentary explores how a family-owned restaurant in Little Tokyo became one of the most popular hang-outs for L.A.'s exploding punk rock scene of the late 1970s.  As part of LTSC’s creative placekeeping work,...

The coronavirus pandemic is causing significant struggles for everyone in our community. Seniors especially are in a tough position, they either brave the crowds of people at grocery stores and risk infection or wait at home as their supplies and food run out. Little Tokyo...

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