Author Archives: Brad M

Interview with Frank Omatsu (Video)

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On October 21, 2015, SaveKeiro.org was able to sit down and interview the only remaining founder of Keiro, Mr. Frank Omatsu, who is adamantly against the sale of the facilities to the real-estate development firm Pacifica Companies. In the interview, he recounts how the idea of Keiro originated, why it was deemed so important, and how the community support made… Read more »

Keiro Sales Coverage by U.S. Frontline

Brad M   October 26, 2015   Comments Off on Keiro Sales Coverage by U.S. Frontline

Mirei Sato has been covering the sensitive issue surround the recent pending sale of the Keiro facilities to Pacifica Companies and has just published an article online, in Japanese language. The print edition will be available in the November 20th issue of their publication, and will include updated information since the release of this online article. [敬老・売却問題] 反対署名集め、ロサンゼルス日系コミュニティーが運動開始 – 文&写真/佐藤美玲… Read more »

Emergency Meeting on the Sale of Keiro Facilities

Brad M   October 22, 2015   Comments Off on Emergency Meeting on the Sale of Keiro Facilities

WHEN: Sunday, Oct 25, 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm WHERE: Cultural Room on the 5th floor of the JACCC 244 South San Pedro Street Los Angeles, CA 90012  US Entire session will be presented in Japanese language. Presenter: Cultural News Co-Organizers: Shigeharu Higashi (Cultural News), Dave Sato (Business owner), and Takao Naito (Teacher) This meeting is designed for Japanese speaking people… Read more »

Jon Kaji Delivers First Batch of Petition Signatures to Attorney General

Brad M   October 20, 2015   Comments Off on Jon Kaji Delivers First Batch of Petition Signatures to Attorney General

On Monday, October 19, 2015 Jon Kaji of the Ad Hoc Committee to Save Keiro hand-delivered the first batch of 2715 petition signatures to the Attorney General’s Los Angeles office, to stop the sale of Keiro. The committee is continuing to collect signatures with its goal being to collect 10,000 signatures by the end of October to present to the… Read more »

Review of Keiro “Community” Meeting

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Keiro finally conducted a meeting where the public was actually allowed to attend. The 2-hour meeting was in effect really just a 1-hour affair, since everything was presented in English and therefore required a translation in Japanese. The agenda was structured such that there would be very little time for real questions. Furthermore, all questions were required to be submitted… Read more »

Rafu Recap of Ad Hoc Committee’s 2nd Meeting

The Rafu website has a good summary of the Ad Hoc Committee to Save Keiro‘s 2nd meeting and open forum held at the Centenary United Methodist Church on Tuesday, October 13.  Of key note was the presence of Frank Omatsu, the sole remaining cofounder of Keiro.  Frank stated emphatically that he is against the sale, and never gave his approval… Read more »

KPCC Reports on Planned Keiro Sale

Brad M   October 15, 2015   Comments Off on KPCC Reports on Planned Keiro Sale

OCT 15, 2015:  Southern California Public Radio Station KPCC 89.3 posted on its website an article providing a synopsis of the planned sale of Keiro and the views of both the Ad Hoc Committee to Save Keiro and Shawn Miyake, Keiro CEO & President. Link to Complete Article: KPCC: Planned sale of Japanese senior housing riles community Share It!

Keiro to Hold Its First Public Meeting

Months after the sale of Keiro had been planned and put into motion, the Keiro Board has finally decided to have what amounts to its first public meeting to present their view on the pending sale of the facilities. While previous meetings have been restricted to residents and their relatives, it seems that possibly, public pressure by the community has… Read more »

Next Public Forum On The Proposed Sale of Keiro Facilities is OCT 13

Brad M   October 5, 2015   Comments Off on Next Public Forum On The Proposed Sale of Keiro Facilities is OCT 13

Public Forum #2 On The Proposed Sale of Keiro Facilities The next scheduled meeting open to the public is scheduled for Tuesday, October 13 at 6:00PM at the Centenary United Methodist Church. Centenary United Methodist Church 300 S. Central Ave (3rd St) Los Angeles, CA 90013 213-617-9097 Share It!

Rafu Shimpo Reports on Open Forum

Brad M   October 5, 2015   Comments Off on Rafu Shimpo Reports on Open Forum

The Rafu Shimpo provided more information regarding the open forum held by the Ad Hoc Committee to Save Keiro, held on Tue, Sept 29, 2015. You can go to the Rafu website to read the complete article, Community Demands Meeting With Keiro Board. Share It!