Chuzo Koyanagi

Chuzo Koyanagi

Koyanagi was born on 02 August 1873. He was a fisherman employed by B.C. Packers Company Limited, Terra Nova, BC. His family includes Namie Koyanagi (wife), Emiko Koyanagi (daughter; born on 17 June 1927), and Tadatoshi Koyanagi (son). He lived at Rural Route No. 1, Terra Nova, BC and was forcibly uprooted to Lillooet, BC and Ashcroft, BC. His listed seized property includes: fishing equipment.


Regularized NameChuzo Koyanagi
Custodian Identification Number1215
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceLillooet, BC
ResidenceAshcroft, BC


Custodian Case Files (1)


Readers of these historical materials will encounter derogatory references to Japanese Canadians and euphemisms used to obscure the intent and impacts of the internment and dispossession. While these are important realities of the history, the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective urges users to carefully consider their own terminological choices in writing and speaking about this topic today as we confront past injustice. See our statement on terminology, and related sources here.