Yoshio Oikawa

Yoshio Oikawa

He was born on 15 February 1917. His name is also listed as Yoshio Ernest Oikawa. He was a salesman employed by Mr. Furuya Company Limited, 318 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Mitsu Oikawa (mother; nee Mitsu Abe) and Hachisaburo Oikawa (father). His home address is listed as 1390 West 13th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Ontario.


Regularized NameYoshio Oikawa
Custodian Identification Number2951
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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