Toru Koyanagi

Toru Koyanagi

He was born on 28 November 1894. He was a fisherman employed by BC Packers, Steveston BC. His family includes Kikuji Koyanagi (father), Haru Koyanagi (wife; nee Haru Sakai), Tsuyuko Koyanagi (daughter), Kinuko Koyanagi (daughter), Michiyo Koyanagi (daughter), Sumiyo Koyanagi (daughter), Hiroko Koyanagi (daughter), Ikuyo Koyanagi (daughter), Nanako Koyanagi (daugher), Eiko Koyanagi (daughter), Noriko Koyanagi (daughter), Akiko Koyanagi (daughter). His home address is listed as 27 Miller Road, Eburne BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, BC and exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameToru Koyanagi
Custodian Identification Number9944
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceLemon Creek, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


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