Kenneth Asano

Kenneth Asano

He was born on 20 January 1902. His name is also listed as Kyosuke Asano. He was a bellhop. His family includes Nobuko Asano (mother, nee Nobuko Iwasaki), Asayo Asano (wife, nee Asayo Yamamoto), and Shozo Asano [also listed as Edward Asano] (son). 737 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC and 745 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC are listed as former addresses. He was forcibly uprooted to Angler, ON and Petawawa, ON.


Regularized NameKenneth Asano
Custodian Identification Number572_xi
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Angler, ON
Residence (after uprooting)Petawawa, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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