Update: November 2014

Current status: Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC) is in the midst of a $23million capital campaign to raise the funds to cover the costs of construction.


In October, LTSC and the Budokan project received $1million grant from the County of Los Angeles through Proposition A. The campaign is now over the 50% mark to completion!


Funding: Over 50% (roughly $12.7million) of the funds have been solidified through public sources as well as individuals.


The remainder of the funds will come from the following sources:

1) Public funding: City, County, State, Federal

2) Foundations

3) Individuals

4) Corporations

LTSC is looking to raise the remaining funds by early 2016.


Real Estate: Currently in the entitlement process, which is to obtain permits through the City of Los Angeles, to gain clearance for what LTSC is planning to build. This process needs to be started early because it can take anywhere from 16-18 months.


LTSC plans to breakground in the 2016.

SOLD OUT! Lakers Vs. Clippers Basketball Raffle - January 7, 2015

Thank you very much everyone for your generous support!! We are officially SOLD OUT of tickets for this raffle and will be pulling the ticket soon! We will keep you updated.


Enter for a chance to watch the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers in style in the Toyota Suite at Staples Center on January 7, 2015. Each raffle ticket is $25 each or 5 tickets for  $100 with only 250 to be sold. Proceeds to benefit the Budokan of Los Angeles project.

For more information, please contact Kim Kawasaki at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (213) 473-1619




Here are some, just to name a few.


1) To provide a gathering place for the community


2) To assist in the leadership, social, and athletic development for youth.


3) To bring the broader community to come to Little Tokyo to experience its uniqueness.


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What is BoLA?

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The Budokan of Los Angeles (BoLA) is a multi-purpose facility that will be located in Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles at 237-249 S. Los Angeles Street (between 2nd and 3rd Street), adjacent to Vibiana (formerly the St. Vibana Cathedral) and Little Tokyo Branch Library.


Above photo: the future site of BoLA


Features of BoLA

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- Two high-school regulation sized basketball courts

- Two community rooms

- Commercial kitchen

- Mezzanine outdoor terrace

- Roof-top park & garden


Budokan of Los Angeles, a Project of Little Tokyo Service Center
231 E Third St, Suite G106
(213) 473-3030