Shuji Shirakawa

Shuji Shirakawa

He was born on 12 November 1898. He was a gardener. His family includes Kei Shirakawa (mother; nee Kei Ueta), Genjiro Shirakawa (father), Toyo Shirakawa (wife; nee Toyo Hirao; in Japan), Noriko Shirakawa (daughter; in Japan), Shizue Shirakawa (daughter; in Japan), and Hisae Shirakawa (daughter; in Japan). 514 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, BC and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameShuji Shirakawa
Custodian Identification Number14891
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Lemon Creek, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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