Masajiro Yoshioka

Masajiro Yoshioka

Yoshioka was born on 13 March 1900. He was a restaurant owner (2553 Alma Road, Vancouver, BC). His family includes Ino Yoshioka (mother; nee Ino Kawase; deceased at time of file), Katsutaro Yoshioka (father), Etsuko Yoshioka [possibly Etsu Yoshioka] (former wife; nee Etsuko Shuku or Etsu Shuku; in Japan), Fusa Katsuhata (common-law wife; also listed as Fusa Yoshioka), Tamiko Yoshioka (daughter; in Japan), and Hisako Yoshioka (daughter; in Japan). He lived at 944 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC (owned by S. Yoshioka, his brother). He was forcibly uprooted to New Denver, BC, Tashme, BC and exiled to Japan 2 August 1946. His listed seized property includes: household belongings.


Regularized NameMasajiro Yoshioka
Custodian Identification Number1195
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)New Denver, BC
Residence (after uprooting)Tashme, BC
Residence (before uprooting)Vancouver
LabelExiled to Japan


Custodian Case Files (1)


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