Yoshiharu Otsuji

Yoshiharu Otsuji

He was born on 14 April 1921. He was a hotel clerk employed by Strathcona Hotel, 53 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Rito Otsuji (mother; nee Rito Tsujino) and Kehei Otsuji (father). His home address is listed as 53 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lethbridge, AB. He was exiled to Japan on 24 December 1946.


Regularized NameYoshiharu Otsuji
Custodian Identification Number4699
NationalityCanadian born
ResidenceLethbridge, AB
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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