Sachi Kikuchi

Sachi Kikuchi grew up in a biracial, bilingual, and bicultural household in Canada. After completing her MA in Theoretical Linguistics and a TESL certificate, she moved to Sendai, Miyagi. Four years later, Sachi returned to Canada, where she founded Kokoro Communications, which provides translation as well as Japanese and English language education, then co-founded Japanese for Nikkei with her childhood friend, Mimi.

Updated September 2021

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Nikkei Chronicles #10—Nikkei Generations: Connecting Families & Communities

Yoru no kangaegoto | Night Thoughts

“Jyā mata raishū ne!”  “See you later!” The Zoom call ends, and I finally head to bed. Another long day has passed for the both of us. Meetings, deadlines, teaching. Otsukare sama!  As I lie on my bed, staring into the dark abyss above, I reflect on how the day went, and the things I need to prepare for tomorrow. How did we get here? By here, I mean co-founding Japanese for Nikkei and trying to advocate the importance of creating Nikkei spaces for language learners to thrive. For so long, I’ve been trying to run in the opposite direction of having …

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