Suzanne Elki Yoko Hartmann

Region: ON Toronto
Generation: Yonsei
Born 1966, Toronto, Ont.

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Suzanne Elki Yoko Hartmann began her trek through the wilds of media in live television at Citytv and later at CBC, before journeying to print, web and digital. As a freelance writer, her articles have appeared in consumer publications such as Style at Home, Canadian Living and The Toronto Star. Currently, she is enrolled in University of King’s College’s MFA Creative Nonfiction program. In her spare time runs her blog She is also the self-published children’s book author of My Father’s Nose.

Some highlights of her involvement in the JC Community include: Newsletter editor at the Toronto Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre from 1987 to 1993; co-editor/print production for their Salute to 25 Years memorial booklet in 1988. English Print Production of Ayumi, the 40th anniversary booklet for Toronto Japanese Language School in 1990. Managing Editor of Nikkei Voice, first in 1989 and later from 2001-2004. She was the Administrator of Japanese Social Services from 2001 to 2003, where she established the ongoing annual Holiday Drive program.

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