Yoshimitsu Higashi

Yoshimitsu Higashi

He was born on 13 November 1917. His name is also listed as Yoshimatsu John Higashi. He was the business manager of The New Canadian. His family includes Shige Higashi (mother; nee Shige Sekiguchi) and Zongo Higashi (father). His home address is listed as 546 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Grey Nuns Convent, St. Laurent, QC and Montreal, QC. He died on 28 April 1945 at Montreal, QC.


Regularized NameYoshimitsu Higashi
Custodian Identification Number14998
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)St Laurent, QC
Residence (after uprooting)Montreal, QC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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