Koichi Koyanagi

Koichi Koyanagi

He was born on 3 May 1892. He was a logger employed by Mayo Logging Company, Duncan, BC and a fisherman. His family includes Kichi Koyanagi (mother), Toragoro Koyanagi (father), and Haru Koyanagi. His home address is listed as 306 Jackson Avenue, Vancouver, BC. 391 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC and Acme Cannery, Eburne, BC are listed as former addresses. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan Extension, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameKoichi Koyanagi
Custodian Identification Number13153
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceSlocan Extension, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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