Chikara Asano

Chikara Asano

He was born on 23 March 1923. His name is also listed as Chikara Tommy Asano. He was a mill worker for Powell Lumber Company, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Suki Asano (mother; nee Suki Oya) and Yaekichi Asano (father). His home address is listed as 125 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Carmi, BC.


Regularized NameChikara Asano
Custodian Identification Number7231
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Carmi, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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