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LTSCene - July 2015


Get your tickets to Sake on the Rocks!
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Sake on the Rocks
July 24, 2015, 7:00-10:00 pm
Attendees must be 21 years of age or older

Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
(Event entrance will be on Azusa Street)
Featured Food & Beverage Providers*
cafedulce   farbar   feast fugetsudo kikka
laprime maisonakira mutual nestle popdup
ramenburger roys shakas shaveice  
*subject to change without notice

Venue Sponsor
Japanese American Cultural and Community Center

Souvenir ​Sake ​Tasting Cup ​Underwriters​
Kary​n Yamate and Steven Moomey
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Every month we will feature milestones in LTSC’s 35-year history
Angelina Apartments
Angelina Apartments
Angelina Apartments opened in 1999, offering 82 two-, three- and four-bedroom units for large low-income families in Echo Park. LTSC provides an after-school tutoring program, Saturday mentoring, and a preschool at Angelina Apartments.
Angelina Preschool
On June 26, 2015, 29 Angelina preschoolers graduated and are now on their way to kindergarten.
Chor Chai
In Memory of Chor Chai Tan
LTSC lost a great friend, supporter, and partner when Chor Chai Tan passed away in May at the age of 77. Chor Chai and his wife Marie are long-time supporters of LTSC and members of our Board of Governors. LTSC and the Tans also work together as co-general partners of Angelina Apartments, our affordable housing community in Echo Park.

The Tans were married in 1965 and immigrated to the United States from Burma in 1969. They have a son, Gregory. They both worked tirelessly for a better life for their family. Chor Chai obtained his professional electrical engineer license in California and five other states and was a licensed general contractor, a licensed real estate broker, and an experienced real estate developer. Chor Chai built more than 200 apartment units in 4 buildings in Glendale, Los Angeles, and North Hollywood and personally supervised every phase of the construction process. The Tans established a family foundation and give generously to schools, hospitals, religious institutions and non-profit organizations including LTSC.
Chor Chai was a four-time U.S. National Karate Champion, and won third place in a Japan National Karate tournament. He had a 2nd degree black belt in Aikido and a 7th degree black belt in Karate.
Even though Chor Chai received many awards and accolades, he always remained humble and focused on helping others instead of drawing attention to himself. Chor Chai led an extraordinary and generous life and had a tremendous impact on those around him. He will be missed.

Tan Family 1 Chor Chai Tan Family 2
Partners in Progress
Partners in Progress (PIP) recently announced a new year of funding to LTSC and the other original PIP grantees. In 2014, the Citi Foundation and the Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) launched the PIP initiative to advance economic progress in low-income communities. With this continuation of the program, PIP has become a national laboratory for creating “collective impact” to address intergenerational poverty at the neighborhood level.
This second year of funding will allow Little Tokyo to continue to work on implementing a neighborhood sustainability plan that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote the local economy, address social equity for people of all incomes and backgrounds, and preserve Little Tokyo’s rich multi-cultural heritage.
LTSC would like to thank Citi Foundation and LIIF for this opportunity to continue to work with the community and help Little Tokyo become a strong, resilient neighborhood.
Learn more about the Partners in Progress program at http://bit.ly/1HBdvwA.
A3M Welcomes Susan Choi
LTSC is proud to introduce Susan Choi as the new Director of Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches (A3M).

Prior to joining A3M, Susan worked in the language access field for over 15 years, advocating for linguistically and culturally appropriate healthcare services for limited English proficient individuals. She will continue to provide access to meaningful healthcare as Director of A3M. “I look forward to inspiring minorities to register as bone marrow donors and to give hope to patients that are in desperate need of a transplant to save their life,” said Susan.

Outside of work, Susan is busy with her husband and three little kids, helping with homework or going on play dates.

“I am excited to be a part of the spirit and mission of A3M,” stated Susan. “My goal is to inspire individuals to register as a bone marrow donor; to be the hope, be the miracle.”

Welcome to A3M Susan! We are glad you are here.
Through the Seasons
The summer issue of Through the Seasons is available online.
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June Donors
Thank you for your support!

Lynn & Don Akamine
John Asari
James Chapman, Walker & Dunlop
Miho Clark
Shuk-Li & Wataru Ebihara
Yosh Fukumoto
Lynn Hatashita-Jung & Curtis Jung
Dean Hiraga
Therese & JD Hokoyama
Takahiro Ide
Nobuko Ike
Carol & Harold Iwata
Mark Kawauchi
D.K. Kazahaya
Barbara Kazama
Keith Kishiyama
Dawn & Alan Kita
Reiko & Harold Kobata
Reiko Kondo
Noriko & Raymond Kong
Keiko Kuida
Minoru “Walt” Kuida
June & Gary Masada
Kim & Asao Masumiya
Teresa & Robert Matsushima
Tad Nakashima
Natalie Nakatani
Chiyoko Nishimori
Shirley Oka
Dean Okamura
Bill Osumi
Diane & Bruce Shimano
Lisa Sugino & Jay Rosenthal
Sushi Gen
Hiroyuki Taga
Yoshiko Takai
Mable & Frank Takenaka
Carolyn Takeshita
Lilian & James Tanaka
Michi Tanioka
Frank Tanji
Karen & Ed Toguchi
Ken Wada
Susie Wang
Emily & Dan Weaver
Chizuko & Joe Yamagawa
Grace & James Yamakawa
Nora & Norman Yamauchi
Lilly & Michael Yanagita
Gerald Yee
Paul Yokoyama

In Memory of Kazuko Matsumoto
Atsuko Yomogida

In Memory of Chiyoko Ogawa
Peter Gee
Cara Protzko

In-kind Donations
Girl Scout Troop #12135
Paul H. Iwahashi
Atsuko Kanai
Kathleen Kubota
Lisa Washizaki
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