Tokutaro Tsuji

Tokutaro Tsuji

He was born on 18 August 1888. He was a fisherman employed by Sunnyside Cannery, Skeena River, BC. His family includes Chika Tsuji (mother; nee Chika Akai), Hagie Tsuji (wife; nee Hagie Ryujin; in Japan), and Hiroko Tsuji (daughter; in Japan). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 42, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Griffin Lake, BC and Tashme, BC. He was exiled to Japan on 31 May 1946.


Regularized NameTokutaro Tsuji
Custodian Identification Number4124
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Griffin Lake, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)


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