Little Tokyo Service Center

Far East Lounge

A gathering place for seniors and others!

A series of gentle exercises (MON 10-11am)

MONDAY at 10-11AM
Class fee: $5 per lesson
Instructor: Jacqueline Rice

Description: You will learn a highly sophisticated series of martial arts exercises for both physical and spiritual health. There are many health benefits to practicing this series of exercise on a daily basis, especially for seniors.

  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Increases flexibility
  • Improves individual stamina and balance
  • Attain longevity
  • Improve mental clarity and focus



Arts & Crafts (2nd & 4th FRI 11:00-1pm)

2nd & 4th FRIDAY 11:00AM-1:00PM
Class fee: FREE (Please donate to the Far East Lounge)
Instructor: Carrie Morita









Beginner's Flute Course (WED 1-2pm)

WEDNESDAY at 1-2pm
$60 for the whole course (8 lessons)
Instructor: Yosuke Ouchi

Description: The goal of the class is to be able to play easy songs at the end of the course. The class will start with very basic, so even if you've never played the flute before, you can join us!



Computer Class (MON 11:30am-12:30pm)

MONDAY at 11:30am-12:30pm
Class fee: FREE (Please donate to the Far East Lounge)
Instructor: Takeshi Tomatsu



English (1st & 3rd TUE 3-4pm)

1st & 3rd TUESDAY at 3-4PM
Class fee: FREE (Please donate to the Far East Lounge)
Instructor: Yasue Clark



English Class (MON 1:30-2:45pm)

MONDAY at 1:30-2:45pm
Class fee: $20 per month
Instructor: Hiroshi Moriyasu



Language Exchange Class (Mon 3-4:30pm)

MONDAY at 3-4:30pm
Instructor: Hiroshi Moriyasu
Class fee: $5 per class

This class is for people who want to learn how to speak English/Japanese. Instead of stiff/tensed language classes, we want to create some relaxed atmosphere having some coffee to acquire a target language. We have Japanese native speakers if you want to improve speaking ability in Japanese, and some English native speakers if you desire to learn how to speak communicative English better. You can talk to a group of people or one on one in target language. Relaxed, yet attentive! If you come across some questions, taking notes is recommended. See you there!



Mahjong Class (THU 10:30am-1pm)

Class fee: FREE
Instructor: Yosuke Ouchi / Chizu Okawa

Description: Learn how to play mahjong. You can choose a beginner's class or advanced class according to your experience.



Night Mahjong Class (THU 6:30-9pm)

THURSDAY at 6:30-9pm
Class fee: FREE (Please donate to the Far East Lounge)
Instructor: Yosuke Ouchi


Sewing class (THU 1:30-4pm)

Class fee: $25 per lesson (first 4 lessons, material fee included)
                  $15 per lesson, thereafter (material fee not included)

Instructor: Kaoru Nakagawa



Tai Chi (WED 10-11am)

Class fee: $5 per lesson
Instructor: Jacqueline Rice

Description: Tai Chi Chuan or Taijiquan is a series of slow, flowing movements that can help to improve and revitalize the mind and body. Some benefits of doing Tai Chi are an increase in flexibility, balance, relaxation and a sense of well-being.



Writing Class (Wed 2:45-4:45pm)

WEDNESDAY at 2:45-4:45pm (Until November 16th, 2016)
Class fee: FREE (Please donate to the Far East Lounge)
Instructor: Amy Uyematsu

Poet and teacher Amy Uyematsu will facilitate the creative writing class, which will utilize journals, poetry, stories, news articles to help students develop their own individual writing voices.

FaLang translation system by Faboba

Lounge Hours

Mon to Thurs: 10am - 5pm


353 E. First Street

Los Angeles CA 90012

(213) 621-4158

map of where DISKovery is at



CHANGES is the support program for limited English speakers regarding SoCal Gas Company and Edison issues.

Trained staff will help you to apply for the programs such as the low-income discount program, onetime natural gas or electric utility bills payment assistance program. Also we provide the assistance for solving issues with unclear usage, unreasonable disconnection and etc. Please Contact Community Organizing Department for assistance or send an email to Yasue Clark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

Classes Update!

Every Wednesday at 10-11AM
Class fee: $5 per lesson.
No experience necessary.

Beginner's Flute Course
Wednesday 1-2PM
Course fee: $60 (8 lessons)
No experience necessary.

Check out the Far East Lounge Video!

Our Partners

Digital Histories link

Follow Us