The Japanese Institute of Sawtelle is a community nonprofit organization that serves the Sawtelle Japantown area of Los Angeles, CA.

OUR VISION
The Sawtelle area as a vibrant and ever-evolving Japantown community that preserves and promotes Japanese and Japanese American culture, history and values.

OUR MISSION
To support a strong Sawtelle Japantown through the preservation and promotion of Japanese and Japanese American culture, history, and values by:

  • Providing a wide variety of Japanese and Japanese American cultural, community, educational, and language programs
  • Promoting the presence of Japanese and Japanese American culture, history and values throughout the Sawtelle area
  • Serving as the cultural and community anchor organization of Sawtelle Japantown.