Nao Shibata

Nao Shibata

She was born on 27 April 1904. She was a self-employed glove maker. Her family includes Risaburo Shibata (husband), Toshihiro Shibata (son), Yeiko Shibata (daughter), Kazuko Shibata (daughter), Fumie Shibata (daughter) and Yoshiaki Shibata (son). Her home address is listed as 934 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, BC and exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameNao Shibata
Custodian Identification Number11445
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Lemon Creek, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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