Kenji Okabe

Kenji Okabe

He was born on 1 January 1910. He was a self-employed fruit farmer. His family includes Itsu Okabe (mother; nee Itsu Asaoka), Kentaro Okabe (father), Yoshiye Okabe (wife; nee Yoshiye Nagasaka), Kunio Okabe (son), and Itsuye Okabe (daughter). His home address is listed as Horrel Road, Rural Route No. 1, New Westminster, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Carey, MB, Elie, MB and he was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameKenji Okabe
Custodian Identification Number8639
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceCarey, MB
ResidenceElie, MB
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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