Heitaro Asai

Heitaro Asai

He was born on 19 October 1894. He was a shoemaker who owned his own business. His family includes Mitsu Asai (wife; nee Mitsu Takauchi) and Mitsuko Asai (daughter). 2476 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC and 846 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC are listed as former addresses. He was forcibly uprooted to Kamloops, BC.


Regularized NameHeitaro Asai
Custodian Identification Number14306
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Kamloops, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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