New novel by James T. Sawada examines major Japanese events

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‘Once A Proud Canadian’ intersects Christianity, Japanese history, Canadian life

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“It is a unique, one-of-a-kind historical novel that will appeal to any open-minded person who is looking for an exciting book that not only challenges the status quo, but also has the potential to change their attitudes and beliefs,” Sawada says.

Author James T. Sawada feels there are still lessons to be learned from the past, lessons the modern world needs. Specifically, he draws on his experience as a second-generation Canadian of Japanese ancestry. He shares these lessons and more in his epic historical novel, “Once A Proud Canadian” (published by Trafford Publishing).

This novel spans centuries and continents to bring to readers the story of “Kakure Kirishitan” (“hidden Christians”) in Japan, missionary Francis Xavier’s arrival at Kagoshima, Japan, and the evacuation of the Japanese Canadians from the west coast.

The main character of “Once A Proud Canadian” is a survivor of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. He narrates the story of how he came to be there on that fateful day. He then recounts what happened to the hidden Christians following the events in Nagasaki.

“It is a unique, one-of-a-kind historical novel that will appeal to any open-minded person who is looking for an exciting book that not only challenges the status quo, but also has the potential to change their attitudes and beliefs,” Sawada says.

“Once A Proud Canadian”
By James T. Sawada
Softcover | 6.14 x 9.21 in | 640 pages | ISBN 9781425114237
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
James T. Sawada was born in Pincher Creek, Alberta, in 1941. He is a Nisei, or second generation Canadian of Japanese ancestry. He holds a master’s degree in interdisciplinary studies. He is a retired school teacher, school principal, philosopher and writer. He is married with two children. He resides with his wife, Norma, in Steveston and Eagle Bay, British Columbia.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit trafford.com.
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