Tobei Yanai

Tobei Yanai

He was born on 13 November 1889. The file indicates that Tohei Yanai is an alternate spelling for his name. He was a self-employed gardener. His family includes Sao Yanai (mother; nee Sao Kusunoki), Tokichi Yanai (father), Sumiko Yanai [also listed as Sugiko Yanai] (wife; nee Sumiko Norimatsu or Sugiko Norimatsu), Hideo Yanai (son), Mitsuko Yanai (daughter), Isamu Yanai (son), Ayako Yanai (daughter), Satoru Yanai (son), Yoshimori Yanai [also listed as Yoshinoru Yanai] (son), and Masashi Yanai (son). His home address is listed as 406 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Princeton, BC and London, ON. He was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946.

Metadata

ForenameTobei
SurnameYanai
Regularized NameTobei Yanai
Custodian Identification Number2128
NationalityJapanese national
ResidencePrinceton, BC
ResidenceLondon, ON
LabelExiled to Japan

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