Jirohei Otsuka

Jirohei Otsuka

He was born on 30 January 1896. He was a salesman. His family includes Taki Otsuka (wife; nee Taki Nishimura), Miyoko Otsuka (daughter), Akira Otsuka (son), Masato Otsuka (son), Yoshiharu Otsuka (son), Keiko Otsuka (daughter), Toshiko Otsuka (daughter), and Katsuharu Otsuka (son). 1662 Alberni Street, Vancouver, BC and 312 Heatley Avenue, Vancouver, BC are listed as former addresses. He was forcibly uprooted to Angler, ON. He was exiled to Japan on 02 August 1946.


Regularized NameJirohei Otsuka
Custodian Identification Number505_xi
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Angler, ON
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


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