Yoshijiro Nishihama

Yoshijiro Nishihama

He was born on 13 January 1894. He was a self-employed farmer. His family includes Kura Nishihama [possibly Kuia Nishihama] (mother; nee Kura Mukai or Kuia Mukai), Sutematsu Nishihama (father), Kameno Nishihama (wife; in Japan), Shizuko Nishihama (daughter; in Japan), and Shigeru Nishihama (son; in Japan). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 375, Nanaimo, BC. 316 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Bridge River, BC and Vernon, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 24 December 1946.


Regularized NameYoshijiro Nishihama
Custodian Identification Number4578
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Bridge River, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Vernon, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Nanaimo


Custodian Case Files (1)


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