Ryotaro Tanizawa

Ryotaro Tanizawa

He was born on 24 April 1881. He is also listed as Riyotaro Tanizawa. His family includes Toyo Tanizawa (wife), Kikuye Nishizaki (daughter; nee Kikuye Tanizawa), Harue Tanizawa (daughter), Namiko Tanizawa (daughter), and Kiyoshi Tanizawa (son). His home address is listed as 786 Ninth Avenue West, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameRyotaro Tanizawa
Custodian Identification Number4024
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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