Nobuko Hamanishi

Nobuko Hamanishi

She was born on 5 January 1924. Her family includes Riye Hamanashi (mother; nee Riye Atagi), and Kunizo Hamanashi (father). Her home address is listed as 1140 Stewart Avenue, Nanaimo, BC, 409 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC and 258 _ Main Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC and she was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameNobuko Hamanishi
Custodian Identification Number5947
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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