Yaye Aoki

Yaye Aoki

She was born on 15 April 1902. She was a housewife. Her family includes Suye Makino (mother; nee Suye Nakagawa), Kotaro Makino (father), Seiichiro Aoki (husband), and Midori Aoki (daughter). Her home address is listed as 205 Abbott Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC and she was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameYaye Aoki
Custodian Identification Number6149
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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