Tokutaro Okamoto

Tokutaro Okamoto

He was born on 21 January 1871. He was a retired labourer. His family includes Matsukichi Okamoto (father) and Tome Okamoto (mother). His home address is listed as 347 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameTokutaro Okamoto
Custodian Identification Number11553
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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