David Tsubouchi

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David Tsubouchi is a Canadian lawyer and politician.

Early life[change | edit source]

Tsubouchi was born in Toronto, Ontario. He is the son of Japanese Canadian parents. He is Sansei, which means that he is the grandson of people born in Japan who immigrated to Canada.[1]

At York University, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1972 and a law degree in 1975.[2]

Career[change | edit source]

Tsubouchi was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1995 to 2003.[3] He is the first Japanese-Canadian to hold a cabinet position in a Canadian provincial government.[1]

He is a member of the Board of Governors of York University.[4]

References[change | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC), "David Tsubouchi"; retrieved 2012-12-3.
  2. "David Tsubouchi B.A., L.L.B., L.L.D." at BloombergBusinessWeek; retrieved 2012-12-3.
  3. Legislative Assembly of Ontario (Canada), "David H. Tsubouchi, MPP"; retrieved 2012-12-3.
  4. York University Board of Governors, 2012-2013; National Japanese Speech Contest (Canada) 全カナダ日本語弁論大会, 2010; retrieved 2012-12-3.