Sadao Suga

Sadao Suga

He was born on 11 July 1903. The name on his birth certificate is Sadao Kajiwara. He was adopted into the Suga family. He was a self-employed bookkeeper and hotel manager. His family includes Ko Kajiwara (mother), Takematsu Kajiwara (father), Sakaye Suga (wife; nee Sakaye Nakao), Mae Suga [also listed as Sadako Suga] (daughter), Edward Suga [also listed as Masataka Suga] (son), Michiko Suga (daughter), and Kazuko Suga (daughter). His home address is listed as Prince Rupert, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan Extension, BC.


Regularized NameSadao Suga
Custodian Identification Number296
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan Extension, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Prince Rupert


Custodian Case Files (1)


Readers of these historical materials will encounter derogatory references to Japanese Canadians and euphemisms used to obscure the intent and impacts of the internment and dispossession. While these are important realities of the history, the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective urges users to carefully consider their own terminological choices in writing and speaking about this topic today as we confront past injustice. See our statement on terminology, and related sources here.