Canada Reads 2018

Mark Sakamoto

Mark Sakamoto is the author of the memoir Forgiveness, a Canada Reads 2018 finalist.

Author of Forgiveness, being defended by Jeanne Beker

Mark Sakamoto is the author of the memoir Forgiveness. (Mark Sakamoto)

 Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto is being defended by Jeanne Beker on Canada Reads 2018.

A lawyer by training, Mark Sakamoto has enjoyed a rich and varied career. He began by promoting live music, touring with several international acts. Mark has since worked at a national broadcaster and served as a senior political advisor in Ottawa. He is now the executive vice president of Think Research — a leading disruptor in digital healthcare. Both an entrepreneur and an investor, he is the chair of the Ontario Media Development Corporation Board. Sakamoto lives in Toronto with his wife and their two daughters. 


The Canada Reads defenders and authors took the stage in Toronto to discuss the five books that will be championed on CBC's battle of the books from March 26-29, 2018. Here and Now's Gill Deacon hosted the event in the Glenn Gould Studio. 1:07:45
Mark Sakamoto's grandparents went through much hardship during WWII. But instead of being bitter, they taught Sakamoto about forgiveness, and now it's documented in a new book. 10:52
Former Liberal staffer Mark Sakamoto discusses the lives of his grandparents during the Second World War and his own experience as a Japanese-Canadian 12:42

The Canada Reads 2018 contenders


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