Kanshiro Koyama

Kanshiro Koyama

He was born on 17 March 1898. He was a fish buyer who operated S & K Koyama at Silva Bay, Gabriola Island, BC and Stewart Avenue, Nanaimo, BC. His family includes Tami Koyama (mother), Tomekichi Koyama (father), Haruko Koyama [also listed as Hanuko Koyama] (wife; nee Haruko Shima or Hanuko Shima; in Japan), Kazuo Koyama (son; in Japan), and Yoshihiro Koyama (son; in Japan). Gabriola Island, BC and 1207 Stewart Avenue, Nanaimo, BC are listed as former addresses. He was forcibly uprooted to Kamloops, BC and was exiled to Japan on 24 December 1946.


Regularized NameKanshiro Koyama
Custodian Identification Number12963
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Kamloops, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Gabriola Island
Residence (before uprooting)Nanaimo


Custodian Case Files (1)


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