Greater Los Angeles Chapter

Japanese American Citizens League

WWII Camp Wall

Program: WWII Camp Wall Committee

When: October 1st, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.

Where: Faith United Methodist Church (2115 W. 182 St. Torrance, CA 90504)

Speaker:  Nancy Hayata – President, WWII Camp Wall Committee

A vision of Kanji Sahara, a member of Faith United Methodist Church and the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the JACL, will finally become a reality. Kanji’s dream of many years is to build a memorial of walls listing the name of every individual incarcerated in the camps during World War II.

On April 25, 2023 the Torrance City Council approved the construction of the memorial in Torrance’s Columbia Park and the acceptance of the California state funding grant ($5 million secured by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi).

Nancy Hayata, President of the WWII Camp Wall Committee, will speak about the design of the Wall and the educational information that will be provided in display panels.

For information, contact: Faith UMC (310) 217-7000 or Louise at

Sponsored by Faith’s Social Action Committee and Co-Sponsored by Greater Los Angeles Chapter, JACL

The Greater Los Angeles Young Adult Group would like to thank all those who contributed to the Winter Clothing Drive. The donations were presented to LAC+USC Medical Center on 02/22/2022 by Layne Sakamoto. All of the donations will be distributed to patients in need of warm clothing during the cold winter months. Approximately 30 bags of clothing were donated to the hospital in total.