On Saturday April 13 2019, Harry Tonogai from Canada left the following message for Dale Tonogai:
"Ohaiyo, Our last name TONOGAI is very rare in Japan and originates in Hikone, Shiga Prefecture. We are doing a search of the name going as far back as 400+ years. In Canada, basically only two families with origins about 1905. As in the USA, Canada Japanese Canadians (JC) faced hardships during the war years. Perhaps your family experienced the same. The purpose is NOT to focus on those years, mainly to see how your family first arrived in the US and Canada. It is well researched that all Tonogai immigrated from the same region Shigaken. Hoping you may be interested in this research. Apparently three branches of Tonogai. Are we related? If other Tonogai are interested, please forward this email."
Harry Tonogai left an e-mail address and a telephone number.