Kiyomi Kawakami

Kiyomi Kawakami

He was born on 15 March 1914. He was a logger employed by BC Pulp and Paper Company, Woodfibre, BC. His family includes Kamiyo Kawakami (mother; nee Kamiyo Takiguchi), Kazuose Kawakami (father), and Mary Kawakami (wife; nee Mary Kaita). His home address is listed as Woodfibre, BC. 331 Main Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Dufrost, MB. He was exiled to Japan on 02 October 1946.


Regularized NameKiyomi Kawakami
Custodian Identification Number648
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Dufrost, MB
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Woodfibre


Custodian Case Files (1)


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