Canadian Samurai: One Man's Battle for Acceptance (Paperback)

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Masumi Mitsui descended from an ancient line of rulers and warriors who helped forge the country of Japan. His grandfather was one of the last samurai to serve a Japanese emperor. None of this mattered when he immigrated to Canada in 1908. Instead of being accepted and honored as a new citizen, he encountered brutal hatred and bigotry.

His journey for acceptance took him to the trenches of World War 1, then home to Canada as a decorated war hero with a new cause to fight for-the rights of Japanese Canadians. But all of Masumi's hard-earned victories counted for little when, on December 7, 1941 a stealthy Japanese navy unleashed a violent attack on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor. In one day, Japanese Canadians became enemies of their own country.

Canadian Samurai is a gripping biography of a Canadian immigrant who was never widely recognized for his courage and honor or his contribution to Canada. He was a civil rights leader before anyone knew what that was. And through decades of victories and betrayals, Masumi lived by the ancient bushido code of honor-a code that still resonates today.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781999280505
ISBN-10: 1999280504
Publisher: Agrinomics I.T. Consulting Ltd.
Publication Date: February 3rd, 2020
Pages: 266
Language: English