Koto Yatabe

Koto Yatabe

Her name was changed from Koto Yanigasawa. She was born on 2 January 1920. She was a houseworker employed by Mrs. R. H. Squire. Her family includes Gensaku Tabebe [also listed as Gensaku Tabate and Gensaku Yanigasawa] (father) and Tsune Tsuji (mother; nee Tsune Maruta). Her home address is listed as 2818 Yew Street, Vancouver BC. She was forcibly uprooted to Toronto, Ontario.


Regularized NameKoto Yatabe
Custodian Identification Number10386
NationalityCanadian born


Custodian Case Files (1)


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