Kenji Yokota

Kenji Yokota

He was born on 15 April 1917. He was a lumber grader employed by Johnston Sash & Door Limited, foot of South Main Street, Vancouver, BC. His family includes Yasu Yokota (mother; nee Yasu Deguchi or Yasu Daguchi) and Gonjiro Yokota (father). His home address is listed as 352 Heatley Avenue, Vancouver, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Slocan, BC.


Regularized NameKenji Yokota
Custodian Identification Number7683
NationalityCanadian born
Residence (after uprooting)Slocan, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver


Custodian Case Files (1)


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