Iwato Okata

Iwato Okata

He was born on 15 November 1914. He was a logger employed by Salmon Bay Logging Company Limited, Salmon Bay, BC. His family includes Suyeno Okata (mother; nee Suyeno Yamanaka) and Iwakichi Okata (father). His home address is listed as 510 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. 519 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Angler, ON and exiled to Japan on 02 August 1946.


Regularized NameIwato Okata
Custodian Identification Number1042_xi
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceAngler, ON
LabelExiled to Japan


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