Hatsuye Tokonami

Hatsuye Tokonami

She was born on 29 August 1925. Her maiden name is Hatsuye Tsuji. She was a housewife. Her family includes Chiyono Tsuji (mother), Uyomon Tsuji (father), Kanaye Tokonami (husband), Keiko Tokonami (daughter), Shigenori Tokonami (son), Akinori Tokonami (son), Fuminori Tokonami (son) and Hidenori Tokonami (son). Her home address is listed as 20 Chatham Street, Steveston, BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Kaslo, BC. She was exiled to Japan on 02 October 1946.


Regularized NameHatsuye Tokonami
Custodian Identification Number9412
NationalityJapanese national
ResidenceKaslo, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


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