Tomoko Makabe

Region: Toronto Ontario


Tomoko Makabe is the author of Picture Brides: Japanese Women in Canada and The Canadian Sansei, two non-fiction books on Japanese Canadians. Born in Japan, Makabe became a writer, researcher, and consultant in Toronto. She originally wrote the oral history-based Picture Brides in Japanese, based on interviews with five Issei women; it was translated into English by Kathleen Chisato Merken. Makabe later wrote The Canadian Sansei in English.