Aizo Atagi

Aizo Atagi

He was born on 5 December 1901. His birth name is Aizo Oka. He was a fish cutter. His family includes Kikuno Oka (mother; nee Kikuno Morishita), Torakichi Oka (father), Sho Atagi (wife; in Japan), Shigeyo Atagi (daughter; in Japan), Miwako Atagi (daughter; in Japan), and Michiko Atagi (daughter; in Japan). 353 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Lempriere Camp, BC and Pyramid, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameAizo Atagi
Custodian Identification Number14711
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Lempriere Camp, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Pyramid, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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