Assemblymember Ting Secures $5 Million From State For SF Japantown Mall

Publication: KTVU/Fox 2 Like many other small businesses during the pandemic, tenants of San Francisco's Japantown malls were anxious about how they'd survive. On Tuesday, their business outlook became that much brighter when Assemblymember Phil Ting announced he has secured $5 million in state funding for the Buchanan Mall. .... "Japantown, like many API communities, has not received the types of investments needed to thrive and provide valued historical lessons that teach us about the mistakes of the past and foster greater understanding. Amid rising Asian hate, this kind of attention and critical support is long overdue," said Ting, Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee.