Japanese Cultural Center wins grant to offer tours

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii is receiving a grant to offer tours of an Oahu camp where Japanese-Americans were confined during World War II.

The National Park Service Grant, worth more than $38,000, will allow the center to take visitors to Honolulu Gulch which held 1,200 people between 1943 and 1945.

The site was the largest of the 13 camps in Hawaii.

The JCCH will develop a tour brochure and conduct six pilot tours.

Program leaders will issue a report to evaluate the effort afterward.

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