Yoshiharu Tanikawa

Yoshiharu Tanikawa

He was born on 10 February 1904. He also used the name Saburo Yamamoto. He was a logger. His family includes Ino Tanikawa (mother; nee Ino Yamada), Yotaro Tanikawa (father), Yukino Tanikawa (wife; nee Yukino Yamada; in Japan), Sumiko Tanikawa (daughter; in Japan), and Akiyoshi Tanikawa (son; in Japan). Cumberland, BC and Indian River, BC are listed as former addresses. He was forcibly uprooted to Thunder River, BC, Sinclair Mills, Upper Fraser, BC, and Sitka Spruce Mills, ON. He was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameYoshiharu Tanikawa
Custodian Identification Number15197
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Thunder River, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Upper Fraser, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Sitka Spruce Mills, ON
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Cumberland
Residence (before uprooting)Indian River


Custodian Case Files (1)


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