Minoru Akiyama

Minoru Akiyama

He was born on 17 May 1915. He was a self-employed hardware clerk. His family includes Kin Akiyama (mother; nee Kin Shirai), and Tarokichi Akiyama (father). His home address is listed as 368 1/2 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC, Slocan, BC and Toronto, ON.


Regularized NameMinoru Akiyama
Custodian Identification Number3291
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Kaslo, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Toronto, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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