Asako Hirose

Asako Hirose

She was born on 25 April 1914. Her maiden name is Asako Nishizawa. She was a housewife. Her family includes Matsu Nishizawa (mother; nee Matsu Inamoto), Otojiro Nishizawa (father), Tashichi Hirose (husband), Tadahiko Hirose (son), Kazumi Hirose (daughter), and Asao Hirose (son). Her home address is listed as P.O. Box 273, 84 Moncton Street, Steveston, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Barnwell, AB and she was exiled to Japan on 24 December 1946.


Regularized NameAsako Hirose
Custodian Identification Number6244
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Barnwell, AB
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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