Aki Araki

Aki Araki

She was born on 22 November 1906. Her maiden name is Aki Sawada. She was a housewife. Her family includes Moka Sawada (mother; nee Moka Yamada), Isaburo Sawada (father), Mikichi Araki (husband), Ichiro Araki (son; in Japan), Mitsuyoshi Araki (son; in Japan), Kunishiko Araki (son; in Japan), and Nobuko Araki (daughter). Her home address is listed as 358 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC and 235 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC.


Regularized NameAki Araki
Custodian Identification Number6778
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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