Tokino Iwasaki

Tokino Iwasaki

She was born on 23 February 1900. She ran a rooming house by herself. Her maiden name was Tokino Yahiro. Her family includes Sosaku Iwasaki (husband), Kyushiro Nishikawa (former husband; deceased), Shigeru Nishikawa (son), Yutaka Nishikawa (son; in Japan), Sayo Yahiro (mother; nee Sayo Nishiyori), and Takuhei Yahiro (father). Her home address is listed as or 556 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC.


Regularized NameTokino Iwasaki
Custodian Identification Number8506
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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