On February 25, 2015, the Los Angeles City Council approved the petition to officially name “Sawtelle Japantown” and recognize it as a Los Angeles community.

Please view the following video clip of the meeting to see the words of support and appreciation by:

  • Jean Shigematsu
  • Jay Handel
  • Randy Sakamoto
  • Greg Erickson
  • Councilman Mike Bonin
  • Councilman Paul Koretz
  • Councilman Gilbert Cedillo
  • Councilman Tom LaBonge