Teiko Kaneko

Teiko Kaneko was born in Ishikawamachi, Fukushima Pref., Japan. She married in 1973 and immigrated to New Brunswick, Canada, with her scientist husband. Teiko relocated to San Diego, California, in 1977. She taught at Minato Gakuen from 1985 to 2001. She currently serves as secretary at the San Diego Japanese Southern Baptist Church.

Updated June 2016

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Nikkei Chronicles #5—Nikkei-go: The Language of Family, Community, and Culture

Minato Gakuen and Me

We are excited to ride the train whenever a new route is opened, but often don’t consider the history of the railways and the effort that went into building them. I recently read a story about the history of Minato Gakuen, written by Rio Imamura. Until then, I didn't realize there were many struggles before Minato Gakuen successfully operated. I learned about Minato Gakuen when Japanese classes were still held at Miramar College so it must have been in the early phase of development for Minato. My husband and I relocated to San Diego from Kentucky in 1977. When we settled in Mira Mesa,…

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