Matazo Iijima

Matazo Iijima

He was born on 10 April 1903. He was a waiter. His family includes Sen Iijima (mother), Masakichi Iijima (father), Yukie Iijima [also listed as Yukiye Iijima] (wife), Takao Iijima [also listed as Allan Iijima] (son), and Roy Iijima [also listed as Ray Iijima] (son). His home address is listed as 334A East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC and Toronto, ON.


Regularized NameMatazo Iijima
Custodian Identification Number14967
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Toronto, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)

Shared Surnames

NameSee also
Mataso Iijima
Matazo Iijima
Yuki Iijima
Yukie Iijima


Readers of these historical materials will encounter derogatory references to Japanese Canadians and euphemisms used to obscure the intent and impacts of the internment and dispossession. While these are important realities of the history, the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective urges users to carefully consider their own terminological choices in writing and speaking about this topic today as we confront past injustice. See our statement on terminology, and related sources here.