Susan Aihoshi

Generation: Sansei
Born 1953, Toronto, ON Canada


Susan Aihoshi is a sansei, or third generation Japanese Canadian. She was born in Toronto, a city she loves and where she has lived all her life.

She studied at the University of Toronto and has two degrees in English literature. Susan has worked in publishing for most of her career.

With the publication of Scholastic Canada’s Torn Apart, a volume in their acclaimed Dear Canada series, Susan became an author. Her book explores the experiences of a young girl living in Vancouver in 1941 and what happens to her and her family after Japan bombs Pearl Harbor.

Susan has a special interest in Japanese Canadian issues. She is currently researching material for another book about the internment years.

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