Shoichi Kamai

Shoichi Kamai

He was born on 26 June 1871. He was a self-employed boat puller. His family includes Aki Kamai (mother), Shojiro Kamai (father), Shiya Kamai (wife; nee Shiya Nakamura), Maynie Kuyako Kamai (daughter), Lizzie Fuyeko Kamai (daughter), George Seigi Kamai (son), and Daizi Kamai (daughter). His home address is listed as Vancouver Cannery, Eburne, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and he was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameShoichi Kamai
Custodian Identification Number8750
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceSlocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)

Shared Surnames

NameSee also
Kazuyasu Kamai
S. Kamai
Shoichi Kamai


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