Inosuke Shoji

Inosuke Shoji

He was born on 14 May 1911. He was a self-employed fisherman. His family includes Kichimatsu Shoji (father), Hatsu Kichimatsu (mother; nee Hatsu Nakatsu), Tamiko Shoji (wife; nee Tamiko Yoshida), Miyuki Shoji (daughter), Yoshiro Shoji (son), Mutsuo Shoji (son). His home address is listed as Chatham Street, Steveston, BC and 245 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Lemon Creek, BC and exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946.


Regularized NameInosuke Shoji
Custodian Identification Number10962
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Lemon Creek, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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