Koichi Koyanagi

Koichi Koyanagi

He was born on 6 October 1901. His name is also listed as Kyoichi Koyanagi. His family includes Gen Koyanagi (mother; nee Gen Harada) and Gontaro Koyanagi (father). His home address is listed as 52 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. A drugstore at main and Powell Streets, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Thunder River, BC and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameKoichi Koyanagi
Custodian Identification Number14043
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceThunder River, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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