Sueji Oikawa

Sueji Oikawa

He was born on 28 February 1880. He was a self-employed fisherman. His family includes Matsu Oikawa (mother), Otoji Oikawa (father), and Naka Oikawa (wife; nee Naka Toyuyama; deceased). His home address is listed as Wadhams Cannery, Rivers Inlet, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Tashme, BC and he was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameSueji Oikawa
Custodian Identification Number8768
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Rivers Inlet


Custodian Case Files (1)


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