Tokuzo Kishiyama

Tokuzo Kishiyama

He was born on 7 January 1891. He was a fisherman employed by B.C. Packers, Claxton, BC. His home address is listed as 1866 Triumph Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Natsu Kishiyama (mother; Natsu Kawashima), Kichitaro Kishiyama (father), Toku Kishiyama (wife; in Japan), Shizue Kishiyama (daughter; in Japan), Natsue Kishiyama (daughter; in Japan), and Kazuo Kishiyama (son; in Japan). He was forcibly uprooted to Minto City, BC and he was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameTokuzo Kishiyama
Custodian Identification Number8742
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Minto City, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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