Shigeharu Nishihama

Shigeharu Nishihama

He was born on 18 September 1914. He was a fisherman. His family includes Taka Nishihama (mother; nee Taka Naruo), Yoshimatsu Nishihama (father) and Yoshiko Nishihama (wife; nee Yoshiko Okamoto; in Japan). His home address is listed as PO Box 428, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Angler, ON and exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameShigeharu Nishihama
Custodian Identification Number863_xi
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Angler, ON
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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