Mark Sakamoto's grandparents endured much hardship during the Second World War. His maternal grandfather Ralph MacLean was a Canadian soldier, who spent years as a prisoner of war in a Japanese camp.
His paternal grandmother Mitsue Sakamoto was one of thousands of Japanese‐Canadians interned
by the Canadian government during the war. But instead of being bitter about their experiences, they taught Sakamoto about forgiveness, a lesson he documented in his book Forgiveness: A Gift from My Grandparents. In this video Sakamoto discusses the lives of his grandparents and his own experience while writing the book.