Our Achievements

A few of our major achievements as we continue to protect, sustain, and promote our historic Japantown!

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Metro Regional Connector

Pushed the rail line station underground and won major community benefits—including a Business Interruption Fund, Go Little Tokyo community marketing campaign, construction mitigations, and a transit consultant.


Stopped the LAPD Jail

With major support from Nishi Hongwanji, we stopped the construction of a jail in the heart of our neighborhood—which would have been next door to our largest temple and child daycare center.


Community Benefit Agreements

We worked with new developments to create construction mitigations to protect our small and legacy businesses, and create new public art that shares our history and culture.


Transportation & Street Improvements

We organized for improvements to our neighborhood, such as the construction of Aiso Parking Garage for affordable short-term parking, and the 3rd St crosswalk for a safer pedestrian path for our senior residents.