Toshiko Otsuka

Toshiko Otsuka

She was born on 05 October 1924. She was a student at Mariella Dressmaking School, Homer Street, Vancouver, BC. Her family includes Taki Otsuka (mother) and Jiroshi Otsuka (father). Her home address is listed as 312 Heatley Avenue, Vancouver, BC. 1662 Alberni Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. She was forcibly uprooted to Sandon, BC. She was exiled to Japan on 02 August 1946.


Regularized NameToshiko Otsuka
Custodian Identification Number10689
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Sandon, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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