Koichi Tsukamoto

Koichi Tsukamoto

He was born on 1 November 1914. He was a millhand. His family includes Chiyoe Tsukamoto (mother), Kanesuke Tsukamoto (father), Ayako Tsukamoto (wife; nee Ayako Matsumoto), and Yukiko Tsukamoto (daughter). 236 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC is listed as a former address. He was forcibly uprooted to Lethbridge, AB and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameKoichi Tsukamoto
Custodian Identification Number14946
NationalityJapanese national
Residence (after uprooting)Lethbridge, AB
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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