Rokujiro Asano

Rokujiro Asano

He was born on 22 December 1898. He was a sawmill worker employed by Cedar Cove Sash Door Company, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Yasuko Asano (wife; nee Yasuko Harada), Akira Asano (son), Akemi Asano (daughter), Ken Asano (son), Masashi Asano (son), and Tamotsu Asano (son). His home address is listed as 343 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameRokujiro Asano
Custodian Identification Number13935
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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