Unosuke Mukai

Unosuke Mukai

Mukai was born on 3 May 1888. He was formerly a fisherman. His family includes Kura Mukai (mother, nee Kura Shirai), Isamu Mukai (son; in Japan), Fusako Mukai (daughter), and Matakichi Yamamoto (cousin). His wife and father are listed as deceased at time of file, no names provided. His home address is listed as House No. 5, Great West Cannery, Steveston, BC. He lived here with his cousin. North Galiano, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, Slocan, BC on 23 April 1942. He was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946. His listed seized property includes two boats: “Western Shore #2,” purchased by British Columbia Packers Limited, and “U.M.” purchased by Luc Marquis.


Regularized NameUnosuke Mukai
Custodian Identification Number1317
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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