Episode 4

Thomas Shoyama

Portrait of Thomas ShoyamaThomas Shoyama at Homecoming 92′ in Vancouver, BC
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Episode 4 – Thomas Shoyama

Thomas Shoyama was the Editor of the New Canadian during the internment period and later went on to become one of the most powerful public servants in the Canadian Government.  But throughout his life, it is important to note, that this thoughtful man always took time to water the plants.

 

Shoyama Comic

Thomas Shoyama Comic by Raymond Nakamura
First Published in the Nikkei Voice, October 2013 issue

 

Produced and Hosted by Raymond Nakamura and Alexis Jensen

Music by Aiko Saita


Sources

Ayukawa, Michiko Midge. “Thomas Kunito Shoyama: My Mentor, My Friend,” Nikkei Images Vol 12, No 1
(Spring, 2007), p: 1-4.

Banno, Robert. “National Treasure Lost, Nikkei Community Loses Inspirational Leader” Nikkei Images Vol 12, No 1
(Spring, 2007), p: 5-6.

Hoffman, Linda. Interview with Thomas Shyama. Japanese Canadian Archives Oral History collection. Nikkei National Museum, Victoria, BC. 11 Jan, 1991.


Ito, Roy. Stories of My People: A Japanese Canadian Journal. Hamilton: S-20 and Nisei Veterans Assocation, 1994.

 

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