Sanji Matsuyama

Sanji Matsuyama

He was born on 28 December 1891. He was a logger. His family includes Hiro Matsuyama (mother; nee Hiro Horiguchi), Sashichi Matsuyama (father), and Miyo Matsuyama (wife; nee Miyo Miyata; in Japan). 235 Main Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Angler, ON. He was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameSanji Matsuyama
Custodian Identification Number1014_xi
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Angler, ON
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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