Shotaro Sakai

Shotaro Sakai

He was born on 12 August 1896. He was retired at the time of the file. His family includes Shige Sakai (mother; nee Shige Teranishi), Uhachi Sakai (father), and Tsune Sakai (wife; nee Tsune Nakai; in Japan). Ucluelet, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Hastings Park, Vancouver, BC and Tashme, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameShotaro Sakai
Custodian Identification Number12236
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Ucluelet


Custodian Case Files (1)


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