Mark Sakamoto

Mark Sakamoto is the author of the memoir Forgiveness, winner of Canada Reads 2018.
Mark Sakamoto is the author of the memoir Forgiveness. (Mark Sakamoto)

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. 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. Forgiveness won Canada Reads 2018, when it was defended by Jeanne Beker.

Books by Mark Sakamoto

Interviews with Mark Sakamoto

Story of forgiveness

7 years ago
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

Watch the 2018 Canada Reads panellists & authors in conversation with Gill Deacon

4 years ago
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
Mark Sakamoto, author of the memoir Forgiveness, discusses the relevance of remembering the past. 7:54
Mark Sakamoto on his memoir, which is a contender for Canada Reads 2018. 19:06


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