Minoru Shota

Minoru Shota

He was born on 1 April 1900. He was a self-employed fisherman. His family includes Asa Shota (mother; nee Asa Teranishi), Choyo Shota (father), Shizuko Shota (wife; nee Shizuko Morimoto; in Japan), Etsue Shota (daughter; in Japan), Teure Shota (daughter; in Japan), Kimie Shota (daughter; in Japan), Arusako Shota [possibly Arsako Shota] (daughter; in Japan), and Umeko Shota (daughter; in Japan). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 263, Gulf of Georgia Cannery House No. 1, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Bridge River, BC and he was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameMinoru Shota
Custodian Identification Number5029
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Bridge River, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)

Shared Surnames

NameSee also
Minoru Shota
Minoru Shota
Monoru Shota


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