Kan Arai

Kan Arai

She was born on 20 February 1896. She was a housewife. Her family includes Tokujiro Arai (husband), Takejiro Arai (son), Sumie Arai (daughter), Takashi Arai (son), Kiyoshi Arai (son), and Irene Akemi Arai (daughter). Her home address is listed as P.O. Box 217, 99 Moncton Street, Steveston, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC and she was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameKan Arai
Custodian Identification Number6754
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceKaslo, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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