Yoshikazu Oura

Yoshikazu Oura

He was born on 3 January 1912. He was a fisherman employed by B.C. Packers, Steveston, BC. His family includes Chiyo Oura (mother), Uoshimatsu Oura (father), Miyoko Oura (wife; nee Miyoko Origuchi), Sadayo Oura (daughter), and Chiyoko Oura (daughter). His home address is listed as P.o. Box 160, Imperial Cannery, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Greenwood, BC and he was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameYoshikazu Oura
Custodian Identification Number6826
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Greenwood, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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