New West author earns B.C. Book Prize

Henry Tanaka is one of the editors of Changing Tides: Vanishing Voices of Nikkei Fishermen and their Families

A New Westminster editor has earned a B.C. Book Prize for a book exploring the history of Nikkei fishermen in B.C.

New West’s Henry Tanaka earned the award with co-editors Jim Tanaka of Richmond, Fumio (Frank) Kanno of Burnaby and the late Kotaro Hayashi for Changing Tides: Vanishing Voices of Nikkei Fishermen and Their Families.

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The book, published by the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre, earned the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize, presented to the book that contributes most to the enjoyment and understanding of British Columbia.

The winners of the 34th annual B.C. Book Prizes were announced at a May 4 gala in Vancouver. Check out for all the details.

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