Toshio Arima

Toshio Arima

He was born on 2 May 1907. He was a millworker employed by Woodfibre Mills. His family includes Seihiro Arima (father), Moshi Arima (mother; nee Moshi Saigo), Noe Arima [also listed as Noya Arima] (wife; nee Noya Fuchiwaki or Noe Fuchiwaki; in Japan). He lived in Woodfibre, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Popoff, BC and exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameToshio Arima
Custodian Identification Number12053
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Popoff, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Woodfibre


Custodian Case Files (1)


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