Nobujiro Nishikawa

Nobujiro Nishikawa

His former name was Nobujiro Tanaka. He was born on 11 January 1908. He was a sawmill hand employed by B. C. Fir & Cedar Lumber Company. His family includes Tsurukichi Tanaka (father), Hino Tanaka (mother), Fusaye Nishikawa (wife), Michiko Nishikawa (daughter), and Harumi Nishikawa (daughter). His home address is listed as 55 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameNobujiro Nishikawa
Custodian Identification Number11614
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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