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Calgary Herald:

It feels good to build a $100-million-a-year business.

Much better, however, to help wash away a stain on Canadian history.

Tom Donaldson would likely agree with the business-building part, although he’s more modest about his role in history. Nevertheless, he is an unassuming hero of a story that began at Pearl Harbor and ended at an Edo restaurant near you.

The Edo story began as a business in 1979 in Calgary with a food court store at Southcentre mall.

But its real beginnings occurred during the Second World War when people of Japanese descent who were living and working in British Columbia were either interned in or removed from that province. Read more.

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