Toru Uyeyama

Toru Uyeyama

He was born on 09 November 1921. He was a clerk in gas station and a fisherman employed by Noboru Uyeyama. His family includes Mitsuye Uyeyama (mother; nee Mitsuye Kokawa) and Etsusaburo Uyeyama (father). His home address is listed as 1010 Stewart Avenue, Nanaimo, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and exiled to Japan on 02 October 1946.


Regularized NameToru Uyeyama
Custodian Identification Number778
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Nanaimo


Custodian Case Files (1)


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