1283: Shokichi Uyeyama

1283: Shokichi Uyeyama

Shokichi Uyeyama

Uyeyama was born on 05 May 1884. He was a fisherman. His family includes Yasu Uyeyama (wife; in Japan). He lived at 1207 Stewart Avenue, Nanaimo, BC, was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 02 August 1946. His listed seized property includes: boat “S.U.”/“T.U.”/“Janet”.
Sex M
Date of Birth 05 May 1884
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Locations after uprooting
Greenwood, BC
Date exiled to Japan 02 August 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9316 (1983-1995)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1283
Name Shokichi Uyeyama
Not Before: 04 April 1942
Not After: 21 November 1946



1283: Shokichi Uyeyama


Metadata Author: Erin Chan
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.