Joe Akiyama

Joe Akiyama

He was born on 07 March 1920. He was a hardware clerk employed by his father, Tarokichi Akiyama, at Akiyama & Sons, 368 1/2 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Kin Akiyama (mother), Tarukichi Akiyama (father), Minoru Akiyama (brother), Kaye Akiyama (brother), Hiro Akiyama (brother), and Fumiko Akiyama (sister). His home address is listed as 368 1/2 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Hamilton, ON.

Metadata

ForenameJoe
SurnameAkiyama
Regularized NameJoe Akiyama
Custodian Identification Number3197
NationalityUnknown
ResidenceHamilton, ON

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Terminology

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