Capital Campaign Donors

Our sincerest gratitude goes out to all of our donors and supporters of the project. Your assistance brings the Budokan of Los Angeles project closer and closer to a reality


HALL OF FAMERS                   $1,000,000 and above

The Aratani Foundation

State of California Parks & Recreation-Prop 84


LEGENDS                                   $500,000-$999,999

Dept. of Health & Human Services-OCS Grant


MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS     $100,000-$499,000

City of Los Angeles-L.A. for Kids Prop Pr-Program (Prop K-6th Cycle)

Alan & Yvonne Nishio


ALL STARS                                 $50,000-$99-,999

Mitchell & Esther Kodama

Ansho Uchima


CHAMPS                                      $25,000-$49,000


Mark & Tracey Doi

Alan & Sandra Kosaka

In memory of Judy Nishimoto-Ota

Daniel & Jeri Okamoto Floyd Family

Sansei Legacy

Edward & Minnie Takahashi


STARTERS                                     $10,000-$24,000

Hoops for Friends, Inc.

In memory of Gonsaku & Mine Ito

Lloyd Kajikawa & Family

Midori K. Kamei

Noritoshi & Fusako Kanai

In memory of Akira Kawasaki

David & Terri Mitani Family

Richard & Jean Nishimoto

Y. Bill, C. Ruth, Natalie Watanabe


FANS                                                 $5,000-$9,999

John Hayashi

In memory of Teruo Hoshiyama, Great Sportsman

In memory of Joyce Ito

Noelle Ito

In honor of Kobata Bros. Inc.

In memory of Yoshio Kobata

Jeff & Christine Murakami

Michael, Marge, & Katherine Odanaka

Omega Sigma Tai-UCLA

Rev. Mark M. Nakagawa Family

May Nobuko Heishi Porter

Hilary Meilani Hisako Porter

Glenn & Donna Sanada

Christine Leeann Porter Streeter

Craig and Cheryl Tateishi

Pamela Sue Porter Trammell

Sandra Yamane

Linda K. Yamauchi


LEGACY GIFTS - Gifts to the Budokan project through bequests of cash, real estate, securities or pension fund assets.

May Nobuko Heishi Porter


**Every effort is made to include gifts received up to December 11, 2012, but if a name has been inadvertently omitted, please let us know at 213-473-1619 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


What is a Budokan?

Budokan roughly translates as "martial arts hall" in Japanese. The name is derived from the Nippon Budokan, a large arena in Central Tokyo, Japan. The arena was originally constructed for judo competition during the 1964 Summer Olympics, but today serves as a multi-purpose facility that caters to sports, entertainment and other activities. Currently in the United States, there are numerous budokans which serve as multi-purpose centers for martial arts, team sports such as basketball and volleyball, community activities and other special events.

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