Akiko Igashira

Akiko Igashira

Cleaner. 578 Powell St. Vancouver. 1939.
We have found a Mrs A. Igashira at that address in directories from 1930, 1941, and 1942. She also appears on a list of Japanese Canadian business owners that was compiled by the Bureau of Economics in 1940. bca_f0_gr0268_14_03.pdf
Bird Commission case file number 1177. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_59_file_1177.)


Regularized NameAkiko Igashira


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