Mitsuru Uyeyama

Mitsuru Uyeyama

He was born on 12 September 1924. He was a hotel clerk employed by Mrs. Mineoka. His family includes Etsusaburo Uyeyama (father) and Mitsuyo Uyeyama (mother; nee Mitsuyo Kokawa). He lived in Nanaimo, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC and exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.


Regularized NameMitsuru Uyeyama
Custodian Identification Number11448
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
LabelExiled to Japan
Residence (before uprooting)Nanaimo


Custodian Case Files (1)


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