Tamejiro Nishikawa

Tamejiro Nishikawa

He was born on 10 November 1888. He was a rooming house keeper who ran “King’s Rooms” at 326 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Tome Imai (common-law wife), Fusaye Nishikawa (daughter), Aiko Sugai (step-daughter; nee Aiko Imai), Keiko Imai (step-daughter), Suzuko Imai (step-daughter), Saichiro Imai (step-son), Jiro Imai (step-son), Suekichi Imai (step-son), and Tsuruko Imai (step-daughter). His home address is listed as 326 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameTamejiro Nishikawa
Custodian Identification Number1952
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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