Mika Akemi Chan

Mika Akemi Chan is a Japanese Chinese American who was born and raised in San Francisco. She currently attends Seattle University where she is studying marketing with a minor in sociology. She grew up in San Francisco Nihonmachi where she participated in activities including teaching Bon Odori, BCSF (Buddhist Church Of San Francisco) girl scouts, and playing Asian league basketball. After she graduates, she hopes to pursue a career that leverages her passion for marketing and social work.

Updated August 2020

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Nikkei Chronicles #9—More Than a Game: Nikkei Sports

From the Bleachers

When I was little, I heard a quote said by American professional baseball player, Babe Ruth: “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” This quote has stuck with me throughout my life and taught me that failure is undoubtedly part of the game of life but provides a learning opportunity to help us move forward. Babe Ruth’s words are applicable to the Falcons baseball program because although the Falcons no longer exist, the experiences and memories are integral parts of many Nikkei childhoods and are still alive for participants, parents, and coaches.

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