Arthur Obokata

Arthur Obokata

He was born on 8 March 1919. He was a university student. His family includes Miyo Obokata (mother; nee Miyo Otsuka) and Jame Risaburo Obokata (father). His home address is listed as 2116 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to London, Ontario.


Regularized NameArthur Obokata
Custodian Identification Number7206
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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