We’ve been hearing a lot about J-towns dying, being sold off, disappearing.

This is a little old, but I just came across it today. There’s a chunk of land up for sale in Los Angeles, and “the competition for the land at 1st and Alameda streets is seen as a critical test of the Japanese American community’s ability to strongly influence the future development of its cultural core, the neighborhood its immigrant pioneers first settled a century ago.”

With too many J-towns and JA-owned businesses going the way of the dinosaur, it’d be great to see the community come together to grow.

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