Genkyu Iwama

Genkyu Iwama

He was born on 01 September, 1893. He was self-employed cleaner. His family includes Kikuyo Iwama (wife), Hirotaka Iwama (son), and Ririko Iwama (daughter). His home address is listed as 258 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. 2218 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to 137 Beverley Street, Toronto, ON.


Regularized NameGenkyu Iwama
Custodian Identification Number790_xi
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Toronto, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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