Hajime Kawai

Hajime Kawai

He was born on 1 May 1922. He was a clerk employed by Mr. Denno Omatsu, Broadway Confectionery, Broadway, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Hisa Kawai (mother), and Kiyozo Kawai (father). His home address is listed as 238 Main Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Griffin Lake, BC.


Regularized NameHajime Kawai
Custodian Identification Number3792
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceGriffin Lake, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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