Iwao Ito

Iwao Ito

He was born on 2 December 1921. He was a student. He was a labourer employed by B.C. Pulp Company, Woodfibre, BC. His family includes Shige Ito (mother; nee Shige Shiba), and Torazo Ito (father). His home address is listed as 221 West 5h Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to London, Ontario and he was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameIwao Ito
Custodian Identification Number8172
NationalityCanadian born
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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