Taro Nishikawa

Taro Nishikawa

He was born on 28 November 1910. He was a sawmill employed by BC Fir & Cedar Company. His family includes Shizue Nishikawa (wife; nee Shizue Tanaka), Taijiro Nishikawa (father), Setsu Nishikawa (mother; nee Setsu Ibuki), and Mitsuru Nishikawa (son). His home address is listed as 137 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, BC and exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameTaro Nishikawa
Custodian Identification Number11551
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Lemon Creek, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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