Satoru Koyanagi

Satoru Koyanagi

He was born on 11 August 1902. He was a mill hand. His family includes Haru Koyanagi (mother; nee Haru Harada), Nitaro Koyanagi (father), Sueko Koyanagi (wife; nee Sueko Yoshikawa),Mitsunori Koyanagi (son), Teruko Koyanagi (daughter), and Mitsuko Koyanagi [possibly Michiko Koyanagi] (daughter). Englewood, BC; 421 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC; and 208 Union Street, Vancouver, BC are listed as former addresses. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and Bay Farms, Slocan, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameSatoru Koyanagi
Custodian Identification Number12620
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceNew Denver, BC
ResidenceSlocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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