Nina Chan

Nina Chan is a Chinese-American family doctor who was born in the Year of the Mouse. She has lived in the Little Tokyo area until very recently. She now lives in the San Fernando Valley with her husband, her dog, and her new baby boy. She writes poetry in her spare time with inspiration from her writing group, the Women Word Warriors, who meet at the Far East Lounge weekly.

Updated February 2020

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Nikkei Uncovered: a poetry column


This month I was inspired by the Little Tokyo Candidates Forum that occurred at the top of the month, to present an opportunity for all current city council candidates a chance to speak with the community. The forum, with many passionate expressions for the neighborhood, made me think on locality, affinity and the infinite ways with which you can fall in love with a community. I thought it would be fun at long last to feature a behind the scenes tech genius who works at Little Tokyo Service Center and is also a private poet - Cleveland, Ohio born and …

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