Mission Statement To preserve stories of the Japanese, German, and Italian immigrants, and Japanese taken from Peru, and others, at the Tuna Canyon Detention Station which was operated by the Department of Justice during World War II in the City of Los Angeles.

Letter to the Honorable Monica Rodriguez

Click the button below to read a letter of support written to the Honorable Monica Rodriguez

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Recent Updates

The Tuna Canyon Detention Station Coalition (TCDSC) biographies were written by the board, community and family members. We have gained a greater insight to their personal experiences. Sigrid Toye said, “I am now finally able to share my feelings with the universe.”

The mission of the TCDSC is to tell the stories of the Japanese, German, and Italian immigrants and others taken from Latin America. We will continue to search for such stores so please contact us so it is preserved for future generations and researchers.

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Current Events

Opening Day for the Traveling Exhibit Posted Jun 17, 2018

NJAH CEO, Rosalyn Tonai, welcomed panelists Grace Shimizu, Nancy Oda, and Larry DiStasi who opened the exhibit called “Only the Oaks Remain” on June 10.

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Tuna Canyon Story – The Grateful Crane Ensemble performs “Only the Oaks Remain” Posted Apr 28, 2018

Here’s a photo of our group who performed “Only the Oaks Remain” yesterday at the San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center. Pictured are (l-r)

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Sign Installation and Celebration at Intersection in Tujunga Posted Apr 28, 2018

Former Los Angeles Department of Transportation official, and current city traffic engineer and traffic planner, James Okazaki, and his team came through and designed the

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