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Saturday, Oct. 24th is our VIRTUAL CELEBRATION on LTSC's YouTube channel! Celebrate our past, present and future at Terasaki Budokan!...

"We are creating a space not just for our generation, and not just for Japanese Americans, but really something that represents a hope that's much bigger for any future community that will exist within Little Tokyo." -Kent Yoshimura...

With the recent passing of Dean Matsubayashi, the executive director of the Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC), I lost a close colleague and friend, his family lost a dear loved one, and we all lost a fighter for community improvement and social justice....

Diagnosed with brain cancer on Mother’s Day 2018, Dean Matsubayashi continued to lead LTSC despite ongoing medical treatments. As recently as last May, he made a public statement thanking donors for their support of LTSC’s signature project, the Terasaki Budokan, currently under construction. “Dean’s...

Highest steel beam is raised on Little Tokyo gymnasium. Two koinobori flags seemed to swim upward, as a 21-foot, 840-pound white steel beam was lifted high into the air on Friday on the site of the future Terasaki Budokan in Little Tokyo. A crowd of approximately 150 gathered below...

Gymnasium scheduled to open in Little Tokyo in spring 2020. Ryan Lee, 30, of Los Angeles has been named to become the permanent head of Terasaki Budokan, a sports and activities complex currently under construction in Little Tokyo, according to Dean Matsubayashi, executive director of Little...