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.

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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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Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center Posted Nov 12, 2017

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Honorary Chairman Adam Schiff’s field deputy, Colleen Oinuma, greeted the Legacy Project luncheon crowd. Posted Oct 15, 2017

Special guests included Consul General Akira Chiba, Representarive Judy Chu, Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi, City Councilman David Ryu, and Eva Sinclair representing Council7 Monica Rodriguez.

Legacy Project achieves goal to match the National Park Japanese American Confinement Sites grant Posted Oct 15, 2017

By Nancy Oda at the Quiet Cannon in Montebello The Tuna Canyon traveling exhibit has been on the road for one year now and on

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