Kai Okamoto

Kai Okamoto

He was born on 20 March 1896. He was a gardener. His family includes Tatsu Okamoto (mother; nee Tatsu Sunabasui), Yasuroku Okamoto (father), Nobu Okamoto (wife; nee Nobu Yakata; in Japan), and Misami Okamoto (daughter). His home address is listed as 804 Main Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Raymond, AB and he was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameKai Okamoto
Custodian Identification Number5772
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Raymond, AB
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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