Isamu Atagi

Isamu Atagi

He was born on 2 May 1926. He was a farm labourer. His family includes Riku Atagi (mother) and Ishimatsu Atagi [also listed as Ishmatsue Atagi or Ishmatsuo Atagi] (father). His home address is listed as 1130 Stewart Avenue, Nanaimo, BC. 366 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Peachland, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameIsamu Atagi
Custodian Identification Number14783
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Peachland, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Nanaimo


Custodian Case Files (1)


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