Isamu Kono

Isamu Kono

He was born on 15 August 1909. He was a labourer. His family includes Shimayo Kono (mother; nee Shimayo Sasako), Gantaro Kono (father), Nobuye Kono (wife; nee Nobuye Sasakim; in Japan), and Mitsuo Kono (son; in Japan). His home address is listed as 193 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC and Reid Island, BC. He was forcibly uprooted Angler, ON and was exiled to Japan on 02 August 1946.


Regularized NameIsamu Kono
Custodian Identification Number1006_xi
NationalityJapanese national
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver
Residence (after uprooting)Angler, ON


Custodian Case Files (1)


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