Kikue Kawakami

Kikue Kawakami

He was born on 20 April 1903. He was a mill worker at Decoy Camp. His family includes Kenichiro Kawakami (father) Sakae Kawakami (wife; nee Sakae Akiyama), Fumiko Kawakami (daughter), Teruyoshi Kawakami (son), Yoshiyuki Kawakami (son), Masatoshi Kawakami (son), Hiroshi Kawakami (son), and Rumiko Kawakami (daughter). His home address is listed as 120 Heatley Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and he was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameKikue Kawakami
Custodian Identification Number5096
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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