Tozo Nakai

Tozo Nakai

He was born on 5 September 1880. He was a church secretary and watchman. His family includes Gen Nakai (mother; nee Gen Koyama), Seihei Nakai (father), and Fujino Nakai (wife; in Japan). His home address is listed as 666 Keefer Street, Vancouver, BC and 406 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and he was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameTozo Nakai
Custodian Identification Number8998
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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