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LA's Japantown, Little Tokyo

There are currently only three remaining Japantowns in the nation!  These three Japntowns, located in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Jose, are the sites of the Japanese American community-based organizations where NCI interns are placed.  NCI strives to preserve and revitalize the spirt and livelihood of these Japantowns through community exposure and involvement.  Due to the fact that these Japantowns are constantly changing whether it be the result of redevelopment, the economy, or public demands, new problems and issues arise that threaten their existence.

Little Tokyo is home to community organizations such as Little Tokyo Service Center, the Japanese American National Museum, and the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center.  

This historic street in Little Tokyo was declared a National Historic Landmark District in 1995.  This block of land located on First Street between San Pedro and Central has been around for over a century and carries a rich history with it.

For more information, visit: http://littletokyola.org/

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Little Tokyo's First Street
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This is a photo of Little Tokyo's First Street Photo taken by J. Mapes in 2005 USC Geography website: http://dornsife.usc.edu/geography/la_walking_tour/civic_center/historic_little_tokyo.html More »

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