Motoo Tajiri

Motoo Tajiri

He was born on 11 March 1900 or 11 November 1900. His birth name is Motoo Nagata. He was a longshoreman. His family includes Miye Tajiri (wife) and Yuichi Tajiri (son). His home address is listed as Ocean Falls, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Welling, AB.


Regularized NameMotoo Tajiri
Custodian Identification Number13736
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Welling, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Ocean Falls


Custodian Case Files (1)


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