Los Angeles, CA 90012
About The Little Tokyo Business Assoction
The merchants, businesses and professional people who comprise the little tokyo business association are dedicated to maintaining a vibrant and vital community. The ltba works in cooperation with the community redevelopment agency, los angeles city council and other local and statewide organizations to promote little tokyo and share its rich and multi-faceted culture.
Activities and Activities and Achievements
A. Works closely with Community Redevelopment Agency and Little Tokyo Community Development Advisory Committee toward building Little Tokyo into a thriving and vital area for merchants, workers, residents, temples and churches, and other groups.
B. Maintains liaison with city officials and government agencies.
C. Assists the Office of the Consul General of Japan whenever requested.
D. Oversees Little Tokyo’s first official Business Improvement District in cooperation with the Los Angeles City Council to improve anti-crime programs, promote cleanliness, and support business activities by providing marketing support for merchants, professionals, and non-profit organizations.
E. Publishes and distributes 100,000 brochures promoting the Little Tokyo area to other parts of Southern California, including hotels, airports, and tourist centers.
F. Publishes bi-monthly “Little Tokyo page” in The Rafu Shimpo.
G. Established alliance with Pure O2 shopping center in Los Angeles’ sister city, Nagoya, Japan.
H. Organizes annual Hanamatsuri clean-up in cooperation with the Buddhist Federation and supports other clean-up programs in Little Tokyo.
I. Actively supports all Nisei Week Festival events, which LTBA members helped found in 1934.
J. Holds annual golf tournament to raise money for LTBA’s numerous community programs.
K. Co-sponsors public forums, including recent meetings with the Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton and Anti-Terrorism Task Force Director
L. Maintains a key role in the Little Tokyo Community Council.
M. Provides holiday decorations for Little Tokyo area.
N. Meets monthly to discuss community issues.
O. Holds annual New Year party and general membership meeting each January.
P. Sponsors guided tours to educate students and others about the history of Little Tokyo.
Q. Published “100 Years of Little Tokyo in Photographs” in 1984 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the area’s founding.
R. Continues alliance with Pure O2 shopping center in Los Angeles’ sister city, Nagoya, Japan.
S. Supports Little Tokyo events, such as the annual Orchid Show at the New Otani Hotel, Oshogatsu festivities on January 1, and the annual food festival.
T. Supports other community organizations, including the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California, Japanese American National Museum, Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, Buddhist Federation, Little Tokyo Service Center, Little Tokyo Public Safety Association, and the Nisei Week Foundation.
Phone: (213) 620-0570
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