388: Kenji Dobashi

388: Kenji Dobashi

Kenji Dobashi

He was born on 31 May 1922. He was a mill hand employed by B.C. Pulp & Paper Company Limited, Woodfibre, BC. His family includes Masa Dobashi (mother; nee Masa Katase), Yosaburo Dobashi (father), Yasu Dobashi (wife; nee Yasu Katase; in Japan), Etsuko Dobashi (daughter; in Japan), Hisae Dobashi (daughter; in Japan), and Tomie Dobashi (daughter; in Japan). His home address is listed as Woodfibre, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.
Sex M
Date of Birth 31 May 1922
Nationality Japanese national
Locations after uprooting
Tashme, BC
Date exiled to Japan 31 May 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9306 (147-155)
Type Person
Custodian Number 388
Name Kenji Dobashi
Not Before: 22 March 1942
Not After: 12 October 1946



388: Kenji Dobashi


Metadata Author: Nathaniel Hayes
Metadata Author: Lindy Marks
Publication Information: See Terms of Use for publication and licensing information.


Readers of these historical materials will encounter derogatory references to Japanese Canadians and euphemisms used to obscure the intent and impacts of the internment and dispossession. While these are important realities of the history, the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective urges users to carefully consider their own terminological choices in writing and speaking about this topic today as we confront past injustice. See our statement on terminology, and related sources here.