Toshiguma Arima

Toshiguma Arima

He was born on 20 December 1896. He was a millworker employed by Woodfibre Pulp Mill, Woodfibre, BC. His family includes Kane Arima (mother; nee Kane Sakauye), Ichitaro Arima (father), Kuni Arima (wife; nee Kuni Kawano; in Japan), and Toshiyuki Arima (son; in Japan). His home address is listed as Woodfibre, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Bay Farm, Slocan, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameToshiguma Arima
Custodian Identification Number223
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Woodfibre


Custodian Case Files (1)


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