Yuki Kitaoka
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Yuki Miwa Kitaoka

Yuki Kitaoka

Yuki Miwa Kitaoka is born in 1913.

Her parents, Haruie and Tari Miwa, are both from Miharu, Fukushima-ken. Haruie is encouraged to come to Hawaii by immigration inspector and veterinarian Tomizo Katsunuma, also a native of Miharu. After his arrival, Haruie arranges for Tari to join him in marriage and work.

The Miwas teach in Hamakua Poko, Maui, where three children are born; later, they teach in Lihue, Kauai, where Yuki and two others are born.