Kiichiro Kanai

Kiichiro Kanai

He was born on 29 March 1897. He was a gas boat engineer. His family includes Nore Kanai (mother; nee Nore Kanda), Kizo Kanai (father), Hana Kanai (wife; nee Hana Uchiyama; in Japan), Norio Kanai (son; in Japan), Yoshio Kanai (son; in Japan), and Tazu Kanai (daughter; in Japan). His home address is listed as B.C. Saltry, Otter Bay, BC. Nanaimo, BC and 620 Semlin Drive, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to 11 Mile Camp, Hope End, BC and was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameKiichiro Kanai
Custodian Identification Number13607
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Hope End, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Otter Bay


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