Akira Takemura

Akira Takemura

He was born on 1 September 1897. His name is also listed as Akira James Takemura. He was a photographer. His family includes Rio Takemura (mother; nee Rio Ito), Tatsugaro Takemura [possibly Tatsugoro Takemura] (father), and Irene Nordquest [possibly also Irene Takemura] (wife). He lived at 105 Central Chambers, Saskatoon, SK and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameAkira Takemura
Custodian Identification Number14488
NationalityJapanese national
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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