Toyokishi Uyeno

Toyokishi Uyeno

Uyeno was born on 18 June 1899. He was the captain of a fishing boat employed by Canadian Fishing Company, Fort Gore Avenue, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Shu Uyeno [also written as Chu Uyeno] (wife; nee Shu Uyeno or Chu Uyeno; in Japan), Sumio Uyeno (son; in Japan; also written as Sumiyo Uyeno), Ray Uyeno (daughter; in Japan; possibly Roy Uyeno), Tadashi Uyeno (son; in Japan), and Yoko Uyeno (daughter; in Japan). His home address is listed as 679 East Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to East Lillooet, BC, and was exiled to Japan on 2 August 1946. No seized property is listed.


Regularized NameToyokishi Uyeno
Custodian Identification Number1341
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
ResidenceEast Lillooet, BC
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


Readers of these historical materials will encounter derogatory references to Japanese Canadians and euphemisms used to obscure the intent and impacts of the internment and dispossession. While these are important realities of the history, the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective urges users to carefully consider their own terminological choices in writing and speaking about this topic today as we confront past injustice. See our statement on terminology, and related sources here.