Kazuo Sakauye

Kazuo Sakauye

Sakauye was born on 02 February 1911. He was a fisherman. His family includes Matsuno Sakauye (mother; nee Matsuno Chihara), Jinmatsu Sakauye (father; deceased at time of file), Yemi Sakauye (wife; nee Yemi Izumi), Richard Sakauye [also listed as Kazuma Sakauye] (son), and Larry Sakauye [also listed as Keiji Sakauye] (son; born on 27 December 1942). He lived in Tofino, BC, was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and Bay Farm, Slocan, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 02 August 1946. His listed seized property includes: boat “Emy S” [and possibly boat “K.S.”; household belongings.


Regularized NameKazuo Sakauye
Custodian Identification Number1228
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Tofino


Custodian Case Files (1)


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