The article about the Japanese community in the Crenshaw District ("Crenshaw: Littler Tokyo," Oct. 3) was of great interest to us at T.H.E. Clinic, a primary health clinic in Crenshaw.
The majority of our patients have been and continue to be African-American, reflecting the demographics of this community. But T.H.E. Clinic has also been the principal, indeed the only, clinic for low-income Japanese women in Los Angeles. What started as a black/Japanese-American patient population in 1974 has grown over 19 years to embrace a large Latino population and five other Asian-Pacific populations (Thai, Vietnamese, Laotian, Filipino and Tongan). The medical director for primary care services is Korean-American and speaks Japanese, Korean and Spanish.