Kazu Hirahara

Kazu Hirahara

She was born on 18 June 1906. Her maiden name is Kazu Nishinaga. She was a housewife. Her family includes Ukie Nishinaga (mother; nee Ukie Sasaki), Ziken Nishinaga (father) and Ryuchi Hirahara (husband). Her home address is listed as 715 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC. She was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameKazu Hirahara
Custodian Identification Number10562
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceSandon, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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