The Japanese Institute of Sawtelle (JIS) and Sawtelle Judo Dojo (Judo) have been proudly serving Sawtelle Japantown community in West Los Angeles through their Japanese language classes, senior nutrition program, martial arts classes, and cultural events for over ninety years. Yet to continue preserving the rich history of Japanese culture and heritage in the neighborhood, the nonprofits need to redevelop their properties at 2110, 2124, and 2126 Corinth Avenue

JIS and Judo are currently searching for developers that are willing to construct a mixed-use facility to replace the current structures on their properties. The first level of the new facility is to be designed for the nonprofits to continue operating from the site, while the upper floors would be available for the developer to monetize.

Though this project requires a zone change from R2 to C2, Councilman Mike Bonin’s Office is committed to helping the nonprofits and has indicated a willingness to support a developer who wishes to secure the necessary entitlements.

For more information, please email Vishal Hotchandani at