Hisa Kawai

Hisa Kawai

She was born on 17 August 1899. Her maiden name is Hisa Yamamoto. She was a housewife. Her family includes Mie Yamamoto (mother; nee Mie Tamamoto), Mosaburo Yamamoto (father), Kiyozo Kawai (husband), Hajimi Kawai (son), Kiyoshi Kawai (son), Yutaka Kawai (son), and Shigeru Kawai (son). Her home address is listed as 238 Main Street, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.


Regularized NameHisa Kawai
Custodian Identification Number8864
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceTashme, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


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