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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Featured Video

Dan Mayeda is the grandson of Kunitomo Mayeda who was held at Tuna Canyon. Click here for bio.

You are cordially invited to the SFV JACL Installation on January 20, 2019 to hear Dan Mayeda, featured speaker.
Knollwood Country Club
12040 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills
Tickets are $35 pp
11:30 social, 12:00 lunch
Rsvp to nancyoda64@gmail.com
Event is co sponsored by the Tuna Canyon Detention Station Coalition and San Fernando Valley Japanese American Citizens League

Current Events

Celebrating Dr. William Lloyd Hitt Posted Dec 23, 2018

Board members and friends gathered at the Smoke House in Burbank on December 6, 2018, to honor retiring chairman of the board, Dr. Lloyd Hitt.

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Los Angeles City Councilmembers introduce new resolution Posted Nov 19, 2018

Los Angeles City Councilmembers Monica Rodriguez and David Ryu introduced this resolution today. Tuna Canyon Detention Station opened on December 16, 1941-1943. R E S

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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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