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Memorable Manitobans: Yoshimaru Abe (1914-2006)

Businessman, community activist.

Born at Fukuoka, Japan on 24 March 1914, he arrived in Vancouver at the age of 13. He was active in the Japanese Canadian community, serving as a President of the Manitoba Buddhist Temple, helping to create the Japanese Canadian Cultural Center, and designing, constructing and maintaining the Japanese garden at the Center. He edited the Japanese edition of The Outlook for 50 years, and created and built the garden and teahouse at the Japanese Pavilion at Folklorama. He received many awards for his contributions to community service. He died at Winnipeg on 11 March 2006.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 March 2006.

This page was prepared by Paul Armstrong.

Page revised: 2 October 2016

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