Masako Iwasa

Masako Iwasa

She was born on 19 June 1917. She was a bookkeeper and stenographer. Her family includes Yoshi Iwasa (mother; nee Yoshi Nakamura), and Matsutaro Iwasa (father). Her home address is listed as 306 Jackson Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Minto City, BC.


Regularized NameMasako Iwasa
Custodian Identification Number6495
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Minto City, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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