Kinichi Iwata

Kinichi Iwata

He was born on 27 January 1902. He was a dress manufacturer. His family includes Haruko Iwata (wife; nee Haruko Kusaka), Tsuyoshi Sidney Iwata (son), Arthur Minoru Iwata (son), Keisuke Robert Iwata (son), Keiko Louise Iwata (daughter), Gordon Hiroshi Iwata (son), George Fumimaro Iwata (son), and Lillian Eiko Iwata (daughter). 368 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Westwold, BC and Salmon Arm, BC.


Regularized NameKinichi Iwata
Custodian Identification Number13031
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceWestwold, BC
ResidenceSalmon Arm, BC


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