Japanese Language School (Sawtelle Gakuin)

Sawtelle Gakuin is an independently-operated, nonprofit Japanese language school located at the Japanese Institute of Sawtelle.

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Programs

The Japanese Institute of Sawtelle (JIS) hosts various programs related to Japanese American culture and heritage.

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Oral Histories

The Evoluation of Sawtelle Oral History Project has conducted over 20 life history interviews of people who have experienced life in the Sawtelle area as it evolved from a small, neighborhood community into a thriving business district that is known today as “Sawtelle Japantown.”

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Japanese Institute of Sawtelle

The Japanese Institute of Sawtelle (JIS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, community organization serving the Sawtelle area of West Los Angeles.