Akira Otsuka

Akira Otsuka

He was born on 7 May 1927. He was a student. His family includes Toki Otsuka (mother; nee Toki Nishimura) and Jirohei Otsuka (father). His home address is listed as 312 Heatley Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameAkira Otsuka
Custodian Identification Number15243
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Sandon, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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