Wataru Takezawa

Wataru Takezawa

He was born on 7 December 1897. He was a logger employed by the Hiland Logging Company, O’Brien Bay, BC. His family includes Kikue Takezawa (mother; nee Kikue Chohatsu), Bunkichi Takezawa (father), Fumiko Takezawa (wife; nee Fumiko Abe; in Japan), Kimiko Takezawa (daughter; in Japan), Toshio Takezawa (son; in Japan), Masaru Takezawa (son; in Japan), and Rikuji Takezawa (son; in Japan). His home address is listed as Hiland Logging Company, O’Brien Bay, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Canoe, BC and was exiled to Japan on 2 October 1946.


Regularized NameWataru Takezawa
Custodian Identification Number2642
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Canoe, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)O’Brien Bay


Custodian Case Files (1)


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