Akira Sakanashi

Akira Sakanashi

He was born on 26 September 1915. He was a store manager employed by M. Furuya, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Mitsu Sakanashi (mother) and Narabu Sakanashi (father). His home address is listed as Port Hammond, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Hamilton, ON.


Regularized NameAkira Sakanashi
Custodian Identification Number7274
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Hamilton, ON
Residence (before uprooting)Port Hammond


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