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        <p>I keep getting pointed to information about <a href="http://www.savejapantown.com/">saving San Francisco's Japantown</a>.<br /><br />My thoughts, as usual.<br /><br />Kintesu of America is selling their own property in Japantown.<br />AMC/Lowes Theatre is selling their own property in Japantown.<br />Selling of their property will hurt the Japantown community(?).<br /><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">What Japantown community?</span><br /><br />If there really was one then there wouldn't be this problem; instead, corporations are keeping together a false sense of community that no longer exists. That is, the "community" <span style="font-style: italic;">needs</span> these corporations there to continue "thriving."<br /><br />We are too obsessed with preserving heritage because of our own insecurities and fears of being forgotten. Let go, move on, and appreciate what there was before.<br /><br />I say: stop with the fake grassroots, and if you really want to support a real Japanese community, give some support to the <span style="font-style: italic;">real</span> thriving one in San Mateo.<br /></p>
 
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