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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Current Events

Traveling Exhibit Brings Tuna Canyon To Life – The Rafu Shimpo Posted Oct 20, 2016

By J.K. YAMAMOTO, Rafu Staff Writer PACOIMA — The Tuna Canyon Detention Station is gone but definitely not forgotten. Located in Tujunga on land now

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Only the Oaks Remain Dedication Ceremony Gallery Posted Oct 05, 2016

Konko Church, Reverend Taichi Tsuyuki, was among the 2000 detainees at Tuna Canyon. On October 2, 2016, his son, Reverend Dr. Yoshi Tsuyuki, blessed the

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Aratani C.A.R.E. Interns on a Field Trip to Terminal Island Posted Jun 26, 2016

Aratani C.A.R.E. interns on a field trip to Terminal Island where men were arrested on the night of Pearl Harbor by nightfall. Min Yasui was

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