Kichitaro Riujin

Kichitaro Riujin

He was born on 3 August 1888. His surname also appears as Ryujin. He was a self-employed carpenter. His family includes Hana Riujin (mother; nee Hana Shiozaki), Tomozo Riujin [possibly Tomoza Riujin] (father), Toshiya Riujin [also listed as Toshie Riujin] (wife; in Japan), Tarumi Riujin [also listed as Terumi Riujin] (daughter; in Japan), and Hiroshi Riujin (son; in Japan). His home address is listed as 273 [Roebuck] Road, Rural Route, No. 4, New Westminster, BC. Steveston, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameKichitaro Riujin
Custodian Identification Number7645
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Kaslo, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)New Westminster


Custodian Case Files (1)


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