Sanji Mayegawa

Sanji Mayegawa

He was born on 4 July 1901. He was a fisherman employed by Canadian Fishing Company, Steveston, BC. His family includes Koto Mayegawa (mother), Kamekichi Mayegawa (father), Masae Mayegawa (wife), Kikuko Mayegawa (daughter), Shizuka Mayegawa (daughter), Masako Mayegawa (daughter), Hiromi Mayegawa (son), and Shinji Mayegawa (son). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 92, No. 3 Richmond Cannery, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Grand Forks, BC and he was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameSanji Mayegawa
Custodian Identification Number6441
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Grand Forks, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)

Shared Surnames

NameSee also
Masae Mayegawa
Sanji Mayegawa
Sanjiro Mayegawa


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