Sanosuke Kuroyama

Sanosuke Kuroyama

He was born on 8 April 1893. He was a fisherman employed by Canadian Fishing Company, Steveston, BC. His family includes Iwa Kuroyama (wife; in Japan), Shigeru Kuroyama (son), Sumiko Kasho (daughter; nee Sumiko Kuroyama), Tazue Kuroyama (son; in Japan), Misao Kuroyama (daughter; in Japan), Kiyoe Kuroyama (daughter; in Japan), and Iwao Kuroyama (son; in Japan). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 428, No. 8 Gulf of Georgia Cannery, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC and he was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameSanosuke Kuroyama
Custodian Identification Number6434
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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