Little Tokyo Service Center will hold its 35th Anniversary Dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at JW Marriott L.A. Live, 900 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles.

VIP reception and silent auction at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m.

“For 35 years, LTSC has been creating positive change for the people and places of Little Tokyo and communities throughout greater Los Angeles,” said a spokesperson for the agency. “We help communities thrive by providing affordable housing, child care and other supportive services to people in need, including up to 18,000 Japanese Americans annually. We are preserving and strengthening one of the last three remaining Japantowns in the nation by ensuring that Little Tokyo remains a vibrant ethnic community. We build affordable housing — including more than 850 units across greater Los Angeles — so that every family has a place to call home.”

The honorees are:

• Nancy Matsui, national account manager, American Airlines. She demonstrates the vital role of a corporate partner can play as a supporter of community programs, and is an active participant in many Japanese American community organizations.

• Bruce Saito, executive director emeritus and senior advisor, Los Angeles Conservation Corps. An advocate for youth development, conservation and community empowerment, he serves on many boards and is an important champion of LTSC’s Budokan of Los Angeles project.

• Citi (Corporate Citizen Award), which has supported many essential projects at LTSC, including affordable housing, financial literacy for seniors and low-income families and Sustainable Little Tokyo planning efforts.

• Rep. Xavier Becerra of the 34th Congressional District, a champion of immigrant rights and the working poor who has supported efforts for cultural and neighborhood preservation in Little Tokyo.

Individual tickets: $250 for dinner, $500 for dinner and VIP reception. Corporate supporter: $1,500 for four tickets.

For more information, contact Chris Aihara at (213) 473-1608 or, or visit

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