Masao Kawase

Masao Kawase

He was born on 6 January 1922. He was a farmer employed by his father Tadayoshi Kawase. His family includes Osato Kawase (mother; nee Osato Maye) and Tadayoshi Kawase (father). His home address is listed as No. 4 Road, Rural Route No. 1, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Chase, BC.


Regularized NameMasao Kawase
Custodian Identification Number2752
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Chase, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


Readers of these historical materials will encounter derogatory references to Japanese Canadians and euphemisms used to obscure the intent and impacts of the internment and dispossession. While these are important realities of the history, the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective urges users to carefully consider their own terminological choices in writing and speaking about this topic today as we confront past injustice. See our statement on terminology, and related sources here.