In distinction to the generally identified stories of Asian immigrants who got here to Canada, this publication seems to be at move within the other way. utilizing textual content and photographs, it's a selection of tales approximately how Canadians chanced on Japan, the 1st position they reached while traveling westward around the Pacific.

These connections all started as early as 1848, whilst the adventurous son of a Hudsons Bay corporation dealer tempted destiny by way of smuggling himself, disguised as a shipwrecked sailor, into the closed and unique land of the shoguns. He was once via an fascinating forged of characters—missionaries, educators, businessmen, social activists, political figures, diplomats, squaddies and coffee misfits—who skilled a speedily altering Japan because it underwent its awesome transformation from a principally feudal society to a latest nation.

Now, whilst the realm is changing into extra Asia-centric, Finding Japan presents glimpses into an past period that challenged traditional perceptions approximately Canadian connections around the Pacific.

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