Kinji Iwamoto

Kinji Iwamoto

He was born on 28 August 1905. His family includes Kaku Iwamoto (mother), Matsutaro Iwamoto (father), Chiyoko Iwamoto (wife; nee Chiyoko Kameda), Mitsuru Iwamoto (son), and George Iwamoto [also listed as Takeshi Iwamoto] (son). 609 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Angler, ON and Petawawa, ON. He was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameKinji Iwamoto
Custodian Identification Number597_xi
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Angler, ON
Residence (after uprooting)Petawawa, ON
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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