Prince Rupert Japanese Association

Prince Rupert Japanese Association

The Prince Rupert Japanese Association consisted of fifty members at the time of its closure on 10 December 1941. Its three trustees were Hirokichi Yamanaka [also listed as H.K. Yamanaka], Heisaku Mochida [possibly Hirao Mochida], and Tom Shotaro Shimizu [also, Shotaro Tom Shimizu]. Its other listed officers were Yaozo Kanaya, Kichie Sakamoto, Tomojiro Kadonaga, Takeshi Yamamoto, Yutaka Suyehiro, and Kunisaburo Miwa. Its listed seized assets include real estate in Prince Rupert, BC, consisting of a lot with two buildings. It’s other seized assets were a piano; a mimeographing machine; a pingpong table top; Japanese books; school books; photographs; and “Japanese records.”


OrgNamePrince Rupert Japanese Association
Custodian Identification Number12894


Custodian Case Files (1)


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