Little Tokyo Service Center
Sabbatical, 1999

Bill Watanabe is the Executive Director of both the Little Tokyo Service Center and LTSC Community Development Corporation. The partner organizations provide social services, counseling, consumer education, translation and transportation services, peer support groups, housing and community development projects for the Japanese American, Asian and Pacific Islander and general communities. Watanabe’s extensive community service also includes board leadership of the Little Tokyo Improvement District, the Asian Pacific Community Fund of Southern California, and the LA Tofu Festival. Most recently, he was the developer of the Union Center for the Arts Complex in the Little Tokyo neighborhood of downtown LA.

* Bill is now retired from his position.


View all Sabbatical Awardees