Sumako Kawai

Sumako Kawai

She was born on 6 September 1904. Her maiden name is Sumako Yoshinaga. She was a housewife. Her family includes Fuji Yoshinaga (mother), Koichi Yoshinaga (father), Tanezo Kawai (husband), Hirose Kawai (son), Reiko Kawai (daughter), Tsuyako Kawai (daughter), Eitsuko Kawai (daughter), Fujiko Kawai (daughter), and Yutaka Kawai (son). Her home address is listed as P.O. Box 182, Chemainus, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and she was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameSumako Kawai
Custodian Identification Number6667
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceSlocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


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.