Aiko Nishihara

Aiko Nishihara

Her maiden name was Yao Komiyama and formerly known as Yao Fujimagari. She was born on 28 March 1895. She was a housewife. Her family includes Kasaburo Komiyama (father), Kame Komiyama (mother; nee Kame Sugimoto), Mikizo Fujimagari (former husband), Yasushi Nishihara (husband), Sakaye Fujimagari (daughter), Kiyo Yamada (step-daughter; nee Kiyo Nishihara), Nagayoshi Nishihara (step-son), Sachiko Nishihara (step-daughter), David Fujimagari [also listed as Mikio Fujimagari] (son), Lucy Fujimagari [also listed as Yuriko Fujimagari] (daughter), and James Fujimagari (son). Her home address is listed as 7 East 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC.


Regularized NameAiko Nishihara
Custodian Identification Number11355
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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