Judo Tasaka

Judo Tasaka

Tasaka was born on 13 August 1909. He was a fisherman employed by B.C. Packers, Claxton, BC. His family includes Yarie Tasaka (mother; nee Yarie Hato; in Japan), Tsaburo Tasaka (father; in Japan), Mitsue Tasaka (wife; nee Mitsue Urata; in Hastings Park at time of file), Tsumoru Tasaka (son; born 11 December 1936; in Hastings Park at time of file), Ritsuko Tasaka (daughter; born 8 March 1938; in Hastings Park at time of file), Michitaka Tasaka (son; born 27 February 1940; in Hastings Park at time of file), K. Tasaka (brother; Fourth Avenue, Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC) His home address is listed as Claxton Cannery, Claxton, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to East Lillooet, BC. His listed seized property includes his boats, the “Kingcome,” sold to Hector McDonald Cowie, the “Orion,” sold to B.C. Packers Limited, and the “Kimitsu” which was also sold to B.C. Packers Limited, an R.C.A. Victor Mantel Radio set and batteries, a pair of binoculars, and household belongings.


Regularized NameJudo Tasaka
Custodian Identification Number1484
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)East Lillooet, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Claxton


Custodian Case Files (1)


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