Shotaro Inomata

Shotaro Inomata

He was born on 25 August 1883. He was a fisherman employed by Johnson Packers Limited, Rural Route, No. 1, New Westminster, BC. His family includes Yayoe Inomata (wife). His home address is listed as Sunbury, Rural Route, No. 1, New Westminster, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameShotaro Inomata
Custodian Identification Number7549
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Kaslo, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster


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