Tsutomu Kawabe

Tsutomu Kawabe

He was born on 30 May 1926. He was a student. His family includes Tomoki Kawabe (father) and Sue Kawabe (mother; nee Sue Usukawa). He lived in Chemainus, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.


Regularized NameTsutomu Kawabe
Custodian Identification Number10913
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceTashme, BC


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