Mitsue Nakai

Mitsue Nakai

She was born on 28 February 1905. Her maiden name is Mitsue Inouye or Mitsu Inouye. Her name is also listed in the file as Mitsu Nakai. Her family includes Taka Inouye (mother; nee Taka Nakai), Etsudo Inouye (father), and Toichiro Nakai (husband). Her home address is listed as Steveston, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Kelowna, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameMitsue Nakai
Custodian Identification Number15027
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceKelowna, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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