Kosaburo Shimizu (1893-1962) was a United Church minister who served the Japanese community in British Columbia and Ontario. Kosaburo Shimizu was born in Shiga, Japan, in 1893 and emigrated to Canada in 1907. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1919, Harvard in 1924 and Union College in 1927, and was ordained in 1927. He served the Vancouver Japanese Church until 1942, when he served the interned community at Kaslo until 1945. After the war, he moved to Toronto, serving the Church of All Nations. Rev. Shimizu was married twice, once to Mizue Abe who predeceased him, and then to Hyde Hyode. He died in Winnipeg in 1962.