Kunjiro Oikawa

Kunjiro Oikawa

He was born on 12 February 1881. He was a shingle camp worker employed by Pacific Shingle Company. His family includes Koshin Oikawa (wife; nee Koshin Yonizawa; in Japan), Tozo Oikawa (father), Natsu Oikawa (mother), two unnamed children in Japan. His home address is listed as 234 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameKunjiro Oikawa
Custodian Identification Number11379
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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