Genkichi Osawa

Genkichi Osawa

He was born on 2 November 1884. He was a fisherman. His family includes Tatsu Osawa (wife). His home address is listed as Queen Charlotte City, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Hastings Park, Vancouver, BC and Greenwood, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameGenkichi Osawa
Custodian Identification Number13840
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Queen Charlotte City


Custodian Case Files (1)


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