Hatsuo Arinobu

Hatsuo Arinobu

He was born on 13 August 1914. He was a millhand employed by Hammond Cedar Company, Port Hammond, BC. His family includes Fujiye Arinobu (wife; nee Fujiye Uyeda), Victor Arinobu [also listed as Hideo Arinobu] (son), and Nancy Arinobu [also listed as Meiko Arinobu] (daughter). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 73, 2nd Avenue, Port Hammond, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and he was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameHatsuo Arinobu
Custodian Identification Number8654
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Port Hammond


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